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nunya
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join:2000-12-23
O Fallon, MO
kudos:12

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reply to aurgathor

Re: plastic box vs. metal box (electrical)

Uh...I've got metal studs in my house. I just spent the evening putting some in. Wood is so 90's.


dsless

join:2001-05-16
Pittsburgh, PA
reply to whizkid3

said by whizkid3:

said by John Galt:

I can nail up 10 plastic boxes in the time it takes you to put one metal one together.
Use the right metal box and it goes in just as fast. While you're busy attaching the ground wire to the switch or receptacle - or worse yet, wiring the grounds together with a Greenie, we've moved on to the next box.
The steel boxes we used had 2 nails into a 2X4 and move on to the next box. And one little greenie with the install. My dad was an electrical contractor. I started hanging boxes when I was 13 (about 1972-73) and could do it in my sleep. There were no plastic boxes back then!


Nick_L
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join:2003-01-22
Pittsburgh, PA

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said by dsless :

I started hanging boxes when I was 13 (about 1972-73) and could do it in my sleep. There were no plastic boxes back then!
That's not actually true. My parents had their house built in 1963 and the entire home, including ceiling boxes, was done in plastic. It wasn't the more flexible blue or grey plastic that is used today, it was more of a brown bakelite type plastic, but plastic none the less.

Nick

P.s. Hey, another 'Burgher!

dsless

join:2001-05-16
Pittsburgh, PA

I forgot about them. I have not done this for a long time.