Tip on installing kitchen backsplash tiles: "Dealing with Switches and Receptacles Switch off the power at the breaker panel, unfasten the two screws holding the switch or receptacle, and gently pull it away from the wall. When tiling and grouting are complete, add a box extender as shown. Because of the extra thickness of the tile, you might need longer screws."
Mistake: Loose outlet Loose switches or outlets can look bad, but worse yet, they're dangerous. Loosely connected outlets can move around, causing the wires to loosen from the terminals. Loose wires can arc and overheat, creating a potential fire hazard. Solution: Add rigid spacers Fix loose outlets by shimming under the screws to create a tight connection to the box. You can buy special spacers like we show here at home centers and hardware stores. Other options include small washers or a…
Electrical box tool holders... Junction boxes can hold a lot more than switches and wiring. Nail or screw them wherever you need handy holders for small stuff. They come in different sizes and shapes and cost 50¢ to 2 dollars each.
- Smooth switching action. - Narrow body leaves more room for wires in the box. - High-impact resistant thermoplastic construction. - Screw terminals and push in terminals for quick installation. - 120-277 Vac, 15A