When it comes to new home construction the most common electrical device found in any home is the standard wall switch and receptacle outlet. The number of electrical outlets in any given room has dramatically increased over the last few decades. This is due to the fact that we have so many devices, appliances, toys, and other items that need electricity in order to work. In most homes that were built over 50 years ago it is interesting to see how few outlets are in each room, with some rooms only having one wall outlet. Now it is not uncommon for a large room to have upwards of 6 wall outlets. It is now also a common occurrence to see wall outlets not only placed at lower locations but also up high on walls to accommodate televisions and entertainment centers. The most common type of electrical box used by electricians to wire residential homes is the single gang box. In the past these were made primarily of metal but they are now mostly made with plastics or fiberglass.
The fiberglass single gang box offers many advantages over its metal counterparts as it is much lighter in weight and is an insulator, whereas the metal units are conductors. Because of the lighter weight, a fiberglass single gang box is cheaper to buy because of the lower transportation costs. When these are shipped in large quantities the weight savings is quite substantial and this means it is cheaper to ship when compared to the much heavier metal units. These also offer increased durability as they are far more resistant to corrosion and they are also quite strong resulting in impressive impact resistance.
If you are interested in finding out more information in regard to a fiberglass single gang box or where to buy them you will want to visit Fiberglassbox™ Switch and Outlet Boxes: Single Gang. This is the website for Allied Moulded which makes a comprehensive lineup of commercial and residential electrical industrial products. The fiberglass single gang box dimensions are similar to the metal units and they are available in a few different configurations. These configurations allow the single gang box to be mounted either horizontally or vertically, which offers increased flexibility to installers. The standard single gang box dimensions are 3" deep by 2 1/4" wide by 3 3/4" high, but there are a few exceptions to this standard. For example, the single gang box dimensions of some models meant for use on steel studs are slightly larger than the standard models. While the single gang box dimensions are not usually of great importance, they can offer some advantages or disadvantages in certain situations.
Another product that is sometimes used when dealing with the installation of electrical outlets is the adjustable single gang box named SLIDERBOX®. This is used when the original installation of the box was either done incorrectly or the wall covering that was used was of a different thickness than originally planned for. The SLIDERBOX® can be installed into the original box hole, allowing the box to be installed flush with the wall surface. This is a quick way to fix any type of single gang outlet that is not flush with the finished wall. A SLIDERBOX® can also be a great tool to use for renovations, as it allows you to install a new wall material over the existing one and simply extend the electrical outlets that are already in place. For more information on this and any of the other Allied Moulded products mentioned above be sure to visit: SLIDERBOX® Adjustable Outlet Boxes