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    Default 1-1/2" deep multi-gang electrical boxes

    Hey fellas,
    Does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes multi-gang (2, 3 or 4 gang)electrical boxes that are 1.5" or less deep? I need them for a basement remodel. 1" furring strips are being used over a concrete wall with 1/2" drywall over that.
    I did find some 1-1/4" deep single gang boxes, but they're limited to only single gang.

    Thanks,
    Jason

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    use either a 4 square or a 4 11/16 with a 1/2 plaster ring.

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    If I use a 4 square, I'm unable to mount any devices as they only have screws in the corners and they're 1.5" deep.

    Where can I find one that is 1" or 11/16" deep?

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    Jason

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    sorry I should have said flat plaster ring and a jumbo plate cover.

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    Last edited by jwelectric; 01-14-2008 at 11:31 AM.

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    That first link won't look very nice in a finished basement. The second link doesn't work and the third is 2" thick.

    Any other ideas?

    I'm afraid I'll have to chip out the concrete behind a 2" device.

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    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakee911 View Post
    Hey fellas,
    Does anyone know of a manufacturer that makes multi-gang (2, 3 or 4 gang)electrical boxes that are 1.5" or less deep? I need them for a basement remodel. 1" furring strips are being used over a concrete wall with 1/2" drywall over that.
    I did find some 1-1/4" deep single gang boxes, but they're limited to only single gang.

    Thanks,
    Jason

    1 1/4 is awfully shallow, can you fur the wall out a touch more? You are going to struggle with every receptacle and switch you install...

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