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Handy Box cover
#453488 01/27/10 06:28 PM
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Anyone know if there's a cover out there for a 1G handy box that accepts a snap-in jack. Trying to do a surface mount EMT job and the normal plastic faceplates look tacky hanging over.

I couldn't find any in the Hubbell or Raco catalogs.


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Contact Leviton....they may have a custom application for you.


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#453490 01/27/10 07:20 PM
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You could use a 106 style insert and a regular metal faceplate cover for a handy box.
https://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=10753&minisite=10028


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#453491 01/27/10 07:40 PM
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insert

faceplate

Use a Decora insert with however many ports you need (1 through 6) and the metal faceplate that is designed to fit the handy box.

The faceplate pictured is available at most electrical supply houses, Home Despot, and Ace hardware. I tried to include a link, but the Forum software won't allow the link to work. Sorry.


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#453492 01/27/10 07:45 PM
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If you need more than about two drops per handy box I think you should go to 4x4 boxes and this type of cover https://productcatalog.tnb.com/fi/3/326808849.jpg
With the 4 port 106 frames to have enough room to coil the service loop in the box. I've put up to 6 drops in a handy box but had to go back after to fix it. A faceplate screw shorted a pair since there wasn't enough room to coil the slack out of harms way.

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#453493 01/27/10 09:44 PM
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Arthur, I've never seen a Decora handy box cover. Are you sure that's what that is?

Sparkie- for a 1900 box use an austin cover with a single Decora cutout. Use it with Arthur's insert which can be had with up to 4 ports.

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Arthur, I've never seen a Decora handy box cover. Are you sure that's what that is?
-Hal
They're out there, I've used decora handy covers, mostly for GFI recs. One gym wanted an industrial look and we used decora handy covers on the flush network and tel mudrings to match the galvanized look of the rest of the wall cladding.

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Sparkie- for a 1900 box use an austin cover with a single Decora cutout. Use it with Arthur's insert which can be had with up to 4 ports.
Not familiar with Austin covers, I'm north of the 49th so terminology changes a bit.
handy = 1110 aka eleven-ten and 1900 = 4x4. One to four port decora frames are stock items for us, pretty much replaced regular keystone plates to reduce inventory and keep our data products similar looking to the most common electrical devices.

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I never knew they made a GFCI cover for a handy box. Learn something every day.


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I've used decora handy covers, mostly for GFI recs.

Wow. Must have been a 15A circuit with 14ga wire because I can't see how you got a GFI into even a deep handy box. 12ga would make it impossible. Anything like that I would have used a 1900.

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Assuming I can find the duplex inserts, that looks like it will be perfect.

I also agree, anything more than 2 ports, go with a 4-square box. While 4 or 6 are doable, it gets pretty tedious. I've had good luck with a 4-square box with a 1G reducing mudring on it...enough room for a (small) service loop.


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