Range and dryer receptacle boxes

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Old 11-06-15, 07:26 AM
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Range and dryer receptacle boxes

Hi, right now my range and dryer have outlets that are not built into the wall. We are remodeling the laundry room and kitchen and want to put the outlets in the wall. Are the standard blue receptacle boxes ok to use or do they require metal boxes? Thanks!
 
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Old 11-06-15, 08:37 AM
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Plastic or metal boxes are acceptable, but the face plate needs to be metal. Use a 2 gang extra deep box. The larger receptacles mount in the middle of the 2 gang.
 
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Plastic boxes are fine. I believe you'll need a deep 2-gang box for each receptacle.
 
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Thanks for the advice! I got the metal face plate so I just need to get the 2 gang box. Thanks again!
 
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Actually I should ask, I could fit the receptacles in a 1 gang box just fine. Whyshould I get a 2 gang?
 
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The wires won't bend that tight.
 
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Old 11-06-15, 04:09 PM
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You need the volume of the double box.

Ben, is the metal plate a requirement in your area? It is not in the NEC.
 
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Old 11-06-15, 06:48 PM
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I don't think I've ever seen plates for flush range and dryer receptacles other than metal.
 
 

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