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#23894 - 03/30/03 09:30 AM Best Floor Receptacle?  
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I've always disliked floor receptacles, viewing older ones tend to be an influence.

But they are sometimes necessary, as well as requested.

As i usually install few of them, what i'd like to know is what type is the best/user friendly one marketed.

I have a wood floor, and a brass cover plate(s) are requested.

any input appreciated

~Steve


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#23895 - 03/30/03 09:54 AM Re: Best Floor Receptacle?  
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I like Hubbell floor boxes here is a link to there floor box online catalog, it takes a while to load on dial up but once you get it you can browse through it easily.
http://www.hubbellcatalog.com/wiring/explorercat/floorbox/index2.htm


Bob Badger
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#23896 - 03/30/03 10:15 AM Re: Best Floor Receptacle?  
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I 2nd Iwire's vote. Hubbell it is!


#23897 - 03/30/03 03:25 PM Re: Best Floor Receptacle?  
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sparky:
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I've always disliked floor receptacles...



I was in a house that had several floor receptacles, mounted flush, facing up, with no cover on them. Steer clear with the floor washing gear!

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#23898 - 03/30/03 03:56 PM Re: Best Floor Receptacle?  
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#23899 - 03/30/03 04:45 PM Re: Best Floor Receptacle?  
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I wish floor receptacles were made with "No-Lose" screw covers - you know some sort of spring-loaded twist-open cover or something.

At my old univ. library, I remember a bunch of floor receptacles with missing screw-covers.

These receptacles would be installed for use with lamps on study tables. But of course every so often, furniture would be rearranged and the unused receptacles would be left uncovered. Lord only knows what the maintenance men did with these aluminium pellets.

Would pose a nice tripping hazard for women walking in high-heel shoes. [Linked Image]


#23900 - 03/30/03 07:40 PM Re: Best Floor Receptacle?  
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Sven, Hubbell makes just what you are talking about for up to 20 amp duplex outlets.

It is a hinged cover out of brass or stainless steel, they do not get "lost" unless they are not latched shut when not in use, then they can get kicked and broken off.


Bob Badger
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#23901 - 03/31/03 11:49 PM Re: Best Floor Receptacle?  
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I recently used the Pass and Seymour floor box for wooden floors. It worked beautifully. Lots of finishes available including brass. Catalog number is TM1542


#23902 - 03/31/03 11:59 PM Re: Best Floor Receptacle?  
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Here's a nice brass one I recently tried, a bit pricey though.http://www.carlon.com/sd-cgi/hsrun.hse/CarlonCatalog/ProductCatalog/StateId/SwyBJQDUYgieTLidsOMeUraWVU_43-VhLC/HAHTpage/ProductCatalog.HsCARLONPRODUCTWINDOW.run?ProductNameF romSearch=B121BFBB


#23903 - 04/01/03 12:04 AM Re: Best Floor Receptacle?  
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