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#1788 - 05/30/01 10:58 AM Floor Boxes 3.5"??
scottdholland Offline
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Loc: Austin, TX
I have an older home with 3.5" ID PVC in the floor. Previous homeowner filled the boxes in with mud so I have no old covers and hardware. New homeowner has tiled around the PVC and wants outlets. Who makes a 3.5" ID floor box cover? Where can I get some? Thanks in advance!
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#1789 - 05/30/01 06:07 PM Re: Floor Boxes 3.5"??
bhester Offline
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Registered: 05/16/01
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Carlon makes them and I'm sure theres others,try going to your local electrical supply store I'm sure they can help you.
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#1790 - 05/30/01 06:42 PM Re: Floor Boxes 3.5"??
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Carlon makes floor boxes. But the current size (for the last 7-8 years or so) has a 4" ID on the PVC box. My PVC has a 3.5" diamter. Emco (local distributor for Carlon) says they have not made the old size for a long time and have no suggestions for where to find one. I have checked every local electrical supply store in town. Still no luck. Any other ideas?
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#1791 - 05/31/01 07:16 PM Re: Floor Boxes 3.5"??
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I once heard a guy saying he had a problem like this and I believe he said he chipped the concrete around the outside of the box and put a piece of 4" (I believe ).Unsure if it worked but he claimed it did!
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#1792 - 06/01/01 05:12 AM Re: Floor Boxes 3.5"??
scottdholland Offline
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Registered: 05/30/01
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Loc: Austin, TX
Yeah. That is one thought I have had, but the flooring is ceramic tile up to the edge of the hole -- very nicely done. Chipping the tile seems like a risky endeavor. Anyone out there have some old ones they want to ship to Tx?
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