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rework boxes for thick walls? #192298
02/06/10 03:18 AM
02/06/10 03:18 AM
bigpapa  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 81
Anybody know of a rework box that works well with walls that are 1-1/2 in thick or more?

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Re: rework boxes for thick walls? [Re: bigpapa] #192306
02/06/10 01:09 PM
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davemica  Offline
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 12
What about just a deep metal box with plaster ears like a 3x2x 3-1/2" deep and either using holdits (battleships) or screws through the ears into the wall?

Re: rework boxes for thick walls? [Re: davemica] #192307
02/06/10 01:34 PM
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leland  Offline
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 853
Lowell area, Ma. USA
Double sheet rock- i cut top and bottom off of the 'mad bars'(battle ship) bend the tabs out and tap in between the 2 layers. Works great.

Re: rework boxes for thick walls? [Re: leland] #192309
02/06/10 02:44 PM
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HotLine1  Offline

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Brick, NJ USA
Do they still make the 'extra long' madison bars??

Re: rework boxes for thick walls? [Re: HotLine1] #192310
02/06/10 03:17 PM
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Re: rework boxes for thick walls? [Re: Rewire] #192311
02/06/10 03:48 PM
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bigpapa  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 81
I will see of I can find some longer Madison bars somewhere.
I know my regular suppliers don't have them.

Re: rework boxes for thick walls? [Re: bigpapa] #192313
02/06/10 08:15 PM
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Obsaleet  Offline
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Steel City 820-D good for 2 3/4 '' thats all I use. Just cut them down. This way I only stock 1 size in truck. I would use 3 1/2" metal old work box, with the clamps in it. depends on M/C or Rx. If it is double rock it may be fire rated?


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