08:46AM | 10/01/11
Member Since: 02/08/07
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What is the best way to attach a plastic outlet or switch box to adobe?
I have cut holes into the adobe so the box is flush mounted.
Hope you can help, I've searched the internet with no results.


09:58AM | 10/02/11
Member Since: 07/22/04
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It's called an "old work" box.


11:35PM | 10/02/11
Member Since: 02/08/07
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Thanks Larry for the reply.

I actually have a cement coated solid adobe brick wall that I have cut out the .25" thick cement coating and into the adobe brick for a total of about 3.5" deep to flush mount the outlet box into the wall.

Was just wondering what is best to secure the box to the surrounding adobe brick.

PS - Old work boxes are working great were I have a lath & plaster hallow wall.

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10:20AM | 10/31/11
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