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statjunk
02-25-2009, 09:11 AM
Hello All,

I have the misfortune of trying to put an electical box cover over a set of plugs that is embedded in a rock face. I purchased a Nylon cover that claims is unbreakable but it catches on the protrusions from the rock face.

So either I'm going to need a cover that is vitually the exact size as the box or I need one that is pretty much made out of rubber.

I have a Nylon cover. Can it be cut?

Thanks

Tom

iminaquagmire
02-25-2009, 09:56 AM
It should be able to be cut, as long as you don't use something like tile nippers. I know that the plain metal covers are a very close fit on some boxes. They need to be to be used for exposed work. Otherwise could you put a box extension on and bring the box out flush with the highest point of the stone?

statjunk
02-25-2009, 10:49 AM
So what should I use to cut the cover?

Any other ideas?

Thanks

Tom

220/221
02-25-2009, 12:20 PM
You can cut the nylon cover easily with tin snips or just about antrhing.

A metal handybox cover will be smaller.

Billy_Bob
02-26-2009, 05:43 AM
I'd like to see a picture of this!

statjunk
02-26-2009, 06:38 AM
Thanks for the tip on using the tin snips! Work like a charm. I was even able to cut little slivers off to fit the cover. I had my doubts to be honest.

Is there a size limit on pictures? If not I will post one.

Thanks

Tom