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#196653 - 10/20/10 12:46 AM 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?
Thanks, Merlin


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#196657 - 10/20/10 03:36 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 09:28 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 11:16 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/Weatherpr...X%20for%20New%20Brick%20Construction.htm


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#196666 - 10/20/10 04:00 PM Re: Outlets recessed in brick [Re: Niko]  
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That's it.


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#196673 - 10/21/10 12:40 AM 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.


#196674 - 10/21/10 01:02 AM 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/Weatherpr...X%20for%20New%20Brick%20Construction.htm


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#196699 - 10/22/10 12:32 AM 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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