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Installing duplex outlet in outside wall with sub-siding and 1x12 siding boards

Installing duplex outlet in outside wall with sub-siding and 1x12 siding boards

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Old 10-31-15, 08:33 AM
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Installing duplex outlet in outside wall with sub-siding and 1x12 siding boards

The standard duplex box will not fit tightly in the outside walls with all the 1/2" sub-siding and then the 3/4" 1x12 cedar siding boards. How do I get a duplex box to mount correctly in these situations? I've got the outside covers, but what box do I use? I've got about 5 or 6 of these that I used standard plastic boxes or even the metal boxes, but they all get loose after a while. One of them, I just mounted an outside box on the siding and drilled a hole into the inside, but I've got all these holes with boxes in them now and don't want to replace the siding.
 
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Old 10-31-15, 08:45 AM
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I would use a remodel box with the cam (flapper) that comes out when you tighten the screws. You will need to get longer screws to go through all that wall thickness.
 
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Old 10-31-15, 09:51 AM
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Why not just use regular deep old work boxes and # 4 wood screws through the mounting holes on the ear, unless I am missing something that should work fine. Send a pic of your situation if possible.
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Old 10-31-15, 07:44 PM
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Yeah, might try getting longer screws for those plastic remodel boxes. And Geo, putting a screw into those cedar boards doesn't hold much at all, even if I can get it into the plywood sub siding, plus a lot of it is that foil covered foam sub siding, that's the way they are now and they are all loose. The cedar splits too easily, dries out and gets brittle. I'll get some pics tomorrow and maybe I can find a couple long screws and try one of those blue boxes.
 
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Old 10-31-15, 09:55 PM
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You could use Madison clips.

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Old 11-01-15, 05:40 AM
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OK Got it, if you do use the Madison bars they make them with long ears that may work there.
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Old 11-01-15, 08:59 AM
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Are even try making them out of metal roof flashing if you can't find them long enough.
 
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Old 11-10-15, 09:10 AM
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OK, thanks, I've gotten on other stuff but am heading for the hardware store today so will look into either longer screws for the remodel boxes or the Madison clips. I think either may work. Thanks guys.
 
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