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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:56 am 
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I need to surface mount a back box into my wall however the cable won't be recessed into the wall and therefore the 'punch out holes' aren't going to work.

How can a drill a hole into the back box so I can feed the wire into it?

I've tried a number of different methods but keep snapping the back box

Any tips?


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 Post subject: Re: Electrical back box
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The plastic boxes have small break off tabs that are removed for cable access

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Ktuludays wrote:
The plastic boxes have small break off tabs that are removed for cable access

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Yeah I know about those but there are never any (in the ones I use) that let you run a cable out the bottom and straight down the outside of the wall.

Am I just being thick?


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They all have that.Image

This is a double, break a tab and run cable down wall through trunking if you wish.

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you could use a pvc back box (trunking/conduit box) then you can drill a hole to suit with no risk of shattering it


eg. http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-2-Gang-P ... m/p/715009


As in the pic above there are 3 opening just simply clip out the tab(s) with a pair of pliers/cutters, and just tap out the bit on the inside


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Bob225 wrote:

Says it all really

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Bob225 wrote:


Literally exactly what I was wanting to know

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