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  1. #1
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    Default Plugs recessed to far - how make them flush

    I recently rebuilt a room and mounted the electrical boxes for a traditional 2 outlet box deep enough for drywall. Unfortunately I used 5/8 drywall which leaves the sockets too deep within the wall to create a flush look with the face plates. Because of the waves in the walls there is a difference between the 3 boxes, one is about 1/8 too deep the second and third are about and 3/8 too deep respectively. Is there a way, without buying recessed plugs, to make the plugs flush with the face plates? I was thinking about placing galvanized washers between the socket and the box where the screws hold the socket in place. Are there any other methods that you would recommend?

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    Default Re: Plugs recessed to far - how make them flush

    You can buy spacers from Lowes in the electrical isle. They are bright green and can be stacked to the required thickness.

    Personally, though, I just use anything on hand. Number 6 nuts work quite well, if memory serves.

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    Default Re: Plugs recessed to far - how make them flush

    Thanks for the feedback, have a good one.

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    Default Re: Plugs recessed to far - how make them flush

    Or you can buy box extenders at most of the big box stores.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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