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Old 11-02-15, 06:42 PM
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What is this called?

There is a piece of metal I see in older homes with EMT conduits and metal boxes, when the metal box is set very deep behind thick hand formed plaster wall 1.5", 2" thick. They would put two pieces of this metal across the electrical opening across the surface of the plastered wall, then attach the receptacle or switch through it to the junction box behind.



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Old 11-03-15, 04:12 AM
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It is called a "hickey" or a strain relief. The screw goes in the hole at the cable openings and the plate bears on the cables to keep them from pulling out of the box.
 
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The way it's used it almost look like an earlier "version" of what we use today as box extenders but in two pieces.
 
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Old 11-04-15, 03:18 AM
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The ones we use now are more in two dimensions to help cover the holes in the box that are punched out.

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