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Floor Receptacle - Again! #110452
04/18/06 04:04 PM
04/18/06 04:04 PM
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I was lucky enough to see this work as it developed.

A new, upscale home was to have a receptacle placed in the living room floor. The contractor used an ordinary flanged plastic box, a clock receptacle, and then (amazing!) covered it with a proper floor cover.

Since the box is not adjustable, there is a gap caused by the thickness of the hardwood flooring.

The irony of this clever ruse -which slipped past the inspector- is that the brass cover plate cost quite a bit more than a proper plastic box / cover assembly!

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Re: Floor Receptacle - Again! #110453
04/19/06 12:44 AM
04/19/06 12:44 AM
frenchelectrican  Offline
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Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
Eh?? mon dieu !! that will not pass the inspection at all that sure look very crappy there i dont know if the GC did know about this or not if they know this how they correct this mistake here ??


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Re: Floor Receptacle - Again! #110454
04/19/06 01:12 PM
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Someone needs a flipping good kick up the pants for the 'patina' being ground into that new hardwood floor too!


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Re: Floor Receptacle - Again! #110455
06/22/06 04:30 AM
06/22/06 04:30 AM
e57  Offline
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Yeah, never mind zero tolorance on the box at wood, the site preotection leaves to be desired.

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