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#196653 - 10/19/10 09:46 PM Outlets recessed in brick
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i am wiring a new construction home that is all brick. I am looking for past experience as to what works best for outside outlet boxes. I see Arlington makes some recessed boxes.....are they any good? Any suggestions would be appreciated. What about vinyl siding or stone verneer?
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#196657 - 10/20/10 12:36 AM Re: Outlets recessed in brick [Re: Merlin]
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I did some in block walls and used metal masonry boxes. That worked out OK.
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#196660 - 10/20/10 06:28 AM Re: Outlets recessed in brick [Re: gfretwell]
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Metal masonry boxes work, as Greg said.

The newer 'recessed' non-metalic boxes work also. They feature a version that complies with the weatherproof-while-in-use requirements, and only protrudes 1/2 to 3/4" approx.

Depends on the appearance you or the client want!
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#196663 - 10/20/10 08:16 AM Re: Outlets recessed in brick [Re: HotLine1]
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I have used arlington boxes many times (on a stucco finish wall) and it works perfect.

I assume this is what you referring to for brick installation.
http://www.arlcatalog.com/Weatherproof/L...onstruction.htm
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#196666 - 10/20/10 01:00 PM Re: Outlets recessed in brick [Re: Niko]
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That's it.
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#196673 - 10/20/10 09:40 PM Re: Outlets recessed in brick [Re: HotLine1]
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I am refering to red brick exterior. I would like to use a non-metallic box.

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#196674 - 10/20/10 10:02 PM Re: Outlets recessed in brick [Re: Niko]
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Originally Posted By: Niko
I have used arlington boxes many times (on a stucco finish wall) and it works perfect.

I assume this is what you referring to for brick installation.
http://www.arlcatalog.com/Weatherproof/L...onstruction.htm


That is 'SLICK'. !!! Thanx!

I gotta get out more !!!!!!!!!!!!

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#196699 - 10/21/10 09:32 PM Re: Outlets recessed in brick [Re: leland]
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Watch out for those arlington plstc setups. The covers break off and then you have to get creative. Masonary box and a in use cover works well. I think they make them in bronze.

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