Switch Plate over Metal Raised Mud Ring

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Old 05-03-20, 07:22 PM
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Switch Plate over Metal Raised Mud Ring

Would it be considered out of code to install a switch plate cover to a raised mud ring if the junction box is exposed?

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Basically I have a 4 11/16" square junction box - on top of that I've attached a mud ring to on which I'd like to install a double switch & a double receptacle. I would then like to cover those with the double switch plate. The area where this switch/receptacle would be is an unfinished attic so there is no sheet rock just wood studs. Can a plastic switch plate sit flush on a raised mud ring or must it be flush with the junction box? See side view photo
Before anyone asks the reason I'd like to use the 4 11/16" junction box rather then the 4" square is I like more room in my junction boxes whenever possible
 
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Apparently it won't allow me to upload my phots because I've exceeded my quota. Does anyone know how to delete old attachments so I can repost pictures?
 
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Use a photo hosting website and post links instead.
 
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Old 05-03-20, 07:52 PM
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Using a 4 11/16" junction box is a good idea for extra wiring room.
It is perfectly acceptable to use a finish plate on a mud ring with a surface mounted box.

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Basically I have a 4 11/16" square junction box - on top of that I've attached a mud ring to on which I'd like to install a double switch & a double receptacle.
The best way is to forget the mud ring and just use a 4 11/16" raised cover for two duplex receptacles.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/4-11-16-S...EaAvjREALw_wcB
 
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Didnít know they made one to directly fit over it
 
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Old 05-05-20, 10:16 AM
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As you can see, to use that type of cover the box needs to have the studs offset on all 4 sides. So it depends on the box you have.
 
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