Alternative to single gang box?

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Old 02-04-16, 11:50 AM
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Alternative to single gang box?

Is there an alternative to increase the room in a switch or receptacle box rather then deeper boxes? Often depending on the wall a deeper box is not always an option. Increasing box size by using width would make sense but I would only like it to appear as a single box externally requiring a single face plate. I have not come across such boxes.
 
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Old 02-04-16, 12:25 PM
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I couldn't find a link to a seller but they make a single gang box that has a side extension that is walled over. Did find a picture.

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Old 02-04-16, 02:41 PM
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If the walls are open, and you don't mind metal boxes, you can use a deep 4x4 box with a single gang mud ring. They are readily available.
 
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Old 02-04-16, 06:15 PM
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There are 4 square boxes that can be fitted with a single gang plaster ring.
 
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Thanks for the info. I prefer metal boxes. So essentially the entire box gets buried inside the wall and only the face of the mud ring is exposed and only needs to be covered with a standard single faceplate. This would seem to allow for a lot more room for all the wires that get tucked back in. I'm suprised their use is not more widespread.
 
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Old 02-04-16, 08:03 PM
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Cost is one reason, and most times a single gang box has enough capacity. If not the wiring scheme can be changed so the capacity is not too crowded.
 
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Old 02-04-16, 08:50 PM
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I couldn't find a link to a seller but they make a single gang box that has a side extension that is walled over
Ray, I think I have seen those boxes in the box stores.
 
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Ray, I think I have seen those boxes in the box stores.
Both big orange and the blue/red stores in my area carry them.
 
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