Center mount a single duplex outlet in a 2 gang box

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Old 05-27-20, 08:11 PM
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Center mount a single duplex outlet in a 2 gang box

Hello - I used this 2 gang box in a project. I only need a single outlet in it; I used the 2 gang box because it also serves as a junction box and a single gang box would have been too small. I planned to center mount the outlet, but discovered there aren't mounting holes available in the center. The cover I have doesn't allow a single outlet and a blank, but does allow for a center mounted outlet. I can't find an adapter plate to allow center mounting (like this box has), is there a term I should use to find one? I know I oould just buy and install a second outlet too, but the box would then be barely large enough by code.

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-Eric
 
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Mulberry has a blank/duplex receptacle or blank/GFI two gang weatherproof cover
but it's not an in-use type cover which is required by code for outside receptacles.

Two gang covers on page 17..... Mulberry weatherproof (pdf)
 
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Thanks for the suggestion as always.

In case anyone else tries to do the same thing, I ended up finding a solution to center mount. I used a flat mud ring, which mounted to the box and recessed just a bit into it so that it didn't affect the seal of the in-use cover. I think/hope that is code compliant. I'll post here if the inspector objects.
 
 

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