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Not A Floor Box #110305
03/21/06 11:10 AM
03/21/06 11:10 AM
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In a very upscale "tract home" I found only a handful of actual code violations. This is one of them.

Taken before the flooring was installed, the single receptacle was mounted in a standard flanged plastic box. While it may resemble some "real" floor boxes, it lacks any means to adjust for flooring thickness.
(I will try to get a pic when the finished floor is in place).

Also lacking will be the heavy-duty coverplate. I doubt the "standard" type will stand up to...being stood on(!).

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Re: Not A Floor Box #110306
03/22/06 11:20 PM
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John, Is that a "showcase" outlet? It looks like one I have from P&S, It comes with a brass plate and a screw in fitting to cover the socket itself. It's listed in their catalog under "floor boxes" also...

http://www.passandseymour.com/pdf/P14.pdf

scroll to the bottom of the page to see what I'm referring to..


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