plaster ring opinion needed

Old 02-23-14, 01:26 AM
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plaster ring opinion needed

i want to know before installing a stove outlet what your opinions are on using a box that extends out to be flush for drywall or an electrical box that uses a plaster ring? what are the advantages of using a mud ring for all outletts vs standard boxes? below are two images of the different boxes.
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Old 02-23-14, 05:23 AM
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Either are accepted. It is just a difference between box styles.

You should use a 2 gang box for a stove receptacle.
Old 02-23-14, 09:51 AM
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The 4" square box with mud ring is how commercial work is done. There is plenty of room for the wiring and the splices. The reason it's not used routinely in a house is cost.

You didn't mention if you have a gas or electric stove but if it's electric.... make sure the receptacle fits in a one gang box/ring. They make both. Also use the deepest box you can get for an electric stove receptacle as the wires are extremely hard to bend in a tight area.
Old 02-23-14, 11:39 AM
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For stoves we generally use a 4 11/16" deep box. The stove receptacle fits right on it.

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