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Old 03-09-2017, 01:36 PM   #1
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Which product would you recommend for residential floor receptacles, I need one for carpet and one for hardwood flooring?

There is a garage underneath so I can cut out the drywall for access from underneath if necessary.
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:48 PM   #2
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I have never seen them but these guys seem to make a quality product:

http://www.lewelectric.com

We have a great little manufacturer in Canada called Wellmark Electric but that won't do you any good.

A few things to consider:

A flip up lid with a gasket is best for wash down.
A round cover means you don't have to line anything up straight (particularly nice in tile). I know you're not doing tile.

It's nice to offer a choice between brass and stainless steel.
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These will be under tables in a living room and great room, never seen.

I like the idea of the Sillite with the floor ring. I want something easy to install with a holesaw.

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These will be under tables in a living room and great room, never seen.

I like the idea of the Sillite with the floor ring. I want something easy to install with a holesaw.

I like the look of that.
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Nice and clean right?

The main thing is that I want to be able to use a holesaw instead of jigsawing out a square hole.
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Nice and clean right?

The main thing is that I want to be able to use a holesaw instead of jigsawing out a square hole.
I use something similar for the very same reason, it comes with its own hole saw too. I would much rather use the hole saw than the multi-tool.

Also, most of those covers accept a new color pretty easily from a rattle can. I've painted a number of them bronze to keep them from standing out so much.

https://www.platt.com/platt-electric...px?zpid=588184

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I use something similar for the very same reason, it comes with its own hole saw too. I would much rather use the hole saw than the multi-tool.

Also, most of those covers accept a new color pretty easily from a rattle can. I've painted a number of them bronze to keep them from standing out so much.

https://www.platt.com/platt-electric...px?zpid=588184
Oh Jeez, remember the other day when you said I read too far into the fine print??

I actually saw that outlet you linked to on Home Depot's website earlier and thought it would be perfect. But when I read all the reviews a lot of them said that the plastic part inside that holds the outlet is very flimsy and breaks.

Did you notice that?
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Oh Jeez, remember the other day when you said I read too far into the fine print??

I actually saw that outlet you linked to on Home Depot's website earlier and thought it would be perfect. But when I read all the reviews a lot of them said that the plastic part inside that holds the outlet is very flimsy and breaks.

Did you notice that?
I've used these a number of times and never had that issue. I think too many guys are using drills/impacts and just overdoing it, instead of learning how to use their tools.

I like the cover on the one you posted though, it can't get lost if it is attached.
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Arlingtons from amazon. They are something like $28 a piece with plastic covers. They have white and brown.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AA...40_FMwebp_QL65

Eta: didnt read the part about holesaws, but the arlingtons are cheap.
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I like these, and the customers like that they can shut the lid and still have things plugged in. I've also used them for cat5 outlets. they come in several different finishes.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Single-Ga...39BP/202605741
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These are all I have ever used and it worked....

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These will be under tables in a living room and great room, never seen.

I like the idea of the Sillite with the floor ring. I want something easy to install with a holesaw.

Looks nice!
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Arlingtons from amazon. They are something like $28 a piece with plastic covers. They have white and brown.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AA...40_FMwebp_QL65

Eta: didnt read the part about holesaws, but the arlingtons are cheap.
I want!
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I've used the law electric round one. I've only done them old work in hardwood. You cut the finished floor first but don't go through the subfloor. Then you cut a smaller hole,in the subfloor and the box has a lip that sits on the uncut subfloor. They work great.
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Arlington makes a new drop in floor box you can install with a holesaw

http://www.aifittings.com/catalog/fl...kits/FLB4362MB
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I use something similar for the very same reason, it comes with its own hole saw too. I would much rather use the hole saw than the multi-tool.

Also, most of those covers accept a new color pretty easily from a rattle can. I've painted a number of them bronze to keep them from standing out so much.

https://www.platt.com/platt-electric...px?zpid=588184
This is what we use. Super simple to install. If you're going through hardwood, their holesaw sucks. They also make it aluminum.
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I forgot to come back and mention that I used the Silite method which worked very well. It cost $40 in total and looks great. It's very small and low profile.
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