Got a Toughy! Electrical Box Cover

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by statjunk, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. statjunk

    statjunk DIY Senior Member

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    Hello All,

    I have the misfortune of trying to put an electical box cover over a set of plugs that is embedded in a rock face. I purchased a Nylon cover that claims is unbreakable but it catches on the protrusions from the rock face.

    So either I'm going to need a cover that is vitually the exact size as the box or I need one that is pretty much made out of rubber.

    I have a Nylon cover. Can it be cut?

    Thanks

    Tom
     
  2. iminaquagmire

    iminaquagmire DIY Senior Member

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    It should be able to be cut, as long as you don't use something like tile nippers. I know that the plain metal covers are a very close fit on some boxes. They need to be to be used for exposed work. Otherwise could you put a box extension on and bring the box out flush with the highest point of the stone?
     
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  4. statjunk

    statjunk DIY Senior Member

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    So what should I use to cut the cover?

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks

    Tom
     
  5. Alectrician

    Alectrician DIY Senior Member

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    You can cut the nylon cover easily with tin snips or just about antrhing.

    A metal handybox cover will be smaller.
     
  6. Billy_Bob

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    I'd like to see a picture of this!
     
  7. statjunk

    statjunk DIY Senior Member

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    Thanks for the tip on using the tin snips! Work like a charm. I was even able to cut little slivers off to fit the cover. I had my doubts to be honest.

    Is there a size limit on pictures? If not I will post one.

    Thanks

    Tom
     
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