What is this steel plate?

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Old 07-28-17, 01:21 PM
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What is this steel plate?

I want to change the faceplate for the coax out. I plan on installing a low voltage gang box but I don't know what this steel plate is. It isn't screwed in, rather sort of jambed between a piece of plywood and the sheetrock. Can I just remove it?
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Old 07-28-17, 01:24 PM
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That is a flush plaster ring to supply a place to mount the faceplate.

It may be secured to the stud face.
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Hi, if that plate is where you want the coax outlet just reuse the ring as long as itís secure, screw the new plate to it.
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It's a low voltage ring. The holes in it are the same a junction box and any device that mounts in a box will fasten to it.
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You don't need a box for low voltage wiring. That ring will work perfectly.
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I know it's easy to do because I've inadvertently replied to them too, but this is a two year old thread, and you can't see it now because one of the moderators (I assume) removed the inappropriate or whatever post, and the only reason it popped back up is because some scammer or whatever posted a reply to it last night or this morning.
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