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#190702 - 11/30/09 09:29 PM Bad Bell box trick
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I don't know if this is kosher but I was putting a GFCI in a bell box that didn't have protection and the bottom screw was rusted in. (no surprise there). Of course it snapped off.
I didn't have a spare box so what I did was screw the GFCI to the cover via the "decora" cover screw lug and then used 2 screws to put the bottom of the cover into the unused side screw ports in the bell box. It really seemed very secure.
The top went in normally.
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#190703 - 11/30/09 09:47 PM Re: Bad Bell box trick [Re: gfretwell]
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Sounds perfectly OK to me ... especially if the ground wire terminated on the device!

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#190704 - 11/30/09 10:02 PM Re: Bad Bell box trick [Re: renosteinke]
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That is exactly what I'd have done. That's really not much different than a device attached to a raised cover on a 1900 box.
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#190705 - 11/30/09 11:18 PM Re: Bad Bell box trick [Re: EV607797]
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Reno, that was the other thing I did. I ran green wires to the receptacles. This was the last of my clean up around the neighborhood for the community assn.
I think this was the last thing that really needed fixing.
Now they might have to throw away some of the "leaky" Christmas decorations. There are no more non-GFCI outlets around anymore wink
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#190708 - 12/01/09 06:29 AM Re: Bad Bell box trick [Re: gfretwell]
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Greg:
Sounds acceptable & professional!
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