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Old 02-27-2008, 07:07 PM   #1
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Galvanized Electric Boxes?

When I tore my interior out to redo, I discovered the outlets were all in shallow galvanized electric boxes.

They are all secure, attached with sheet metal screws.

I am installing all new wiring. Should I take these out and replace with plastic?

Getting ready to finish up the outlets tomorrow. Advice would be greatly appreciated!


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Old 02-27-2008, 08:25 PM   #2
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Probably doesn't make any difference. If you're more comfortable with plastic, then by all means. But you'll have to use the thin boxes. A standard box won't fit in the shell.


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Old 02-27-2008, 11:45 PM   #3
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Thanks Zep.

I have no problem with the galvanized boxes, and they are the perfect depth, not extending too far past the wall.

I expected a lot more input on this one, but I will assume it is okay to proceed.

Thanks Zep for your reply.
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Hi there, I have plastic boxes in my 1965 Caravel. If you want to go with plastic they should have them at any decent RV store. I found some at Curtis Trailers here in Portland. I think the galvanised would be easier to work with. The screw holes tend to strip out easy in the plastic boxes.
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Old 02-28-2008, 08:09 AM   #5
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I agree.

The galvanized are more solid and easier to work with.

I think as long as I tape the outlets up real good before putting them in the box that I will avoid a hot skin. That was my only real worry.

They did an excellent job installing the boxes. You could probably stand on them and they wouldn't move.
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