masonary and brick recepticles

vest1951October 13, 2012

what kind of recepticle boxes do you install in brick and cinderblock for a plug >????

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bus_driver

One of the best choices, seldom used in residential construction in this area, is a metal box called-- hold on-- a masonry box. Has knockouts only, no cable clamps. The flanges for mounting the switch or receptacle are rolled in so that the screws do not encounter mortar. For cable, a Romex connector is required. If mounting in an existing wall, the hole must be cut very precisely to size to avoid having the hole larger than the cover plate.
An internet search will find a photo of the box.

    Bookmark   October 13, 2012 at 5:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brickeyee

Masonry boxes are intended to be embedded in poured concrete.

They are overkill for mounting into a brick wall.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 2:26PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How to get garage freezer to work in cold weather
I have a 7-year-old GE refrigerator/freezer in my unheated,...
amyf5
Replacing dimmer switch: different wire colors on new switch
My DR lights, which are controlled from two switches,...
msa6
Crawl Space Junction Boxes: inspection and capping
Hello. I'm in the process of crawl space improvement....
SparklingWater
Ceiling fan wiring
I have a new ceiling fan with a light. The fan has...
jjp2121
Well this sucks
Just when you thought the idiot popup ads in the gardenweb...
Ron Natalie
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™