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Architrave dry lining back box ??

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scotty_ian    0
scotty_ian

Hi folks:

 

I'm installing an architrave light switch in a plasterboard wall and am trying to find a flush mounted plastic dry lining back box.  There doesn't seem to be such a thing so I seem to be stuck using a metal flush mounted one but I don't have anyway of securing it behind the platerboard.  Please has any one some bright ideas.

 

Thanks

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Rob_the_rich    161
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cut the hole same size as box, use bits of wood with gripfil on to stick to back of pb on each side, wait, drill holes in side of box and screw to wood

 

you might have trouble with safe zones above and below as the switches are very narrow

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M107    873
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ProDave    1,742
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Take one standard 1G DL box. A fine tooth hacksaw, and some superglue.

 

And you think I am joking?

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Blue Duck    562
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21 minutes ago, ProDave said:

Take one standard 1G DL box. A fine tooth hacksaw, and some superglue.

 

And you think I am joking?

 

No...done similar myself :)

 

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scotty_ian    0
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Good thinking pro Dave  I'll give it a go. I read an old forum post that someone heard about putting 'ears ' on a metal flush box. Any idea what that could have been.

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Blue Duck    562
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I have bolted angle brackets on the side of a metal patress before too...

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scotty_ian    0
scotty_ian
1 hour ago, Rob_the_rich said:

cut the hole same size as box, use bits of wood with gripfil on to stick to back of pb on each side, wait, drill holes in side of box and screw to wood

 

you might have trouble with safe zones above and below as the switches are very narrow

Like it thanks

2 minutes ago, Blue Duck said:

I have bolted angle brackets on the side of a metal patress before too...

Like that idea better thanks

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Blue Duck    562
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Jus be careful with what accessories you use and where you locate the bolts, I ballsed up in the past when trying to install a flat FCU.

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Rob_the_rich    161
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I can see how a box with brackets bolted on can be pushed through the hole (with cable inserted), twisted and pulled into position. But what stops it falling out into the cavity and being lost? if not during installation, then during any maintenance.

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ProDave    1,742
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47 minutes ago, Rob_the_rich said:

I can see how a box with brackets bolted on can be pushed through the hole (with cable inserted), twisted and pulled into position. But what stops it falling out into the cavity and being lost? if not during installation, then during any maintenance.

Some sticks like sh*t to glue it in place.

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kerching    1,875
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4 hours ago, scotty_ian said:

Good thinking pro Dave  I'll give it a go. I read an old forum post that someone heard about putting 'ears ' on a metal flush box. Any idea what that could have been.

Yep....see M107s post above :innocent

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