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Metal plate electrical outlet - Shop Wiring

Unread post #1 by avmanansala » Sat Sep 10, 2016 9:19 am

I'm starting to layout the wiring of my shop and I would like to ask where I can buy these metal plates.

I like the idea of metal plate because of it's industrial look. but I also considering the cost if the different is too big.

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Unread post #2 by Ricky » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:16 am

Parang hindi safe metal plates bec it conducts electricity. Meron ako nakita metal looking plastic plates sa depots hindi ko lang matandaan saan at ano brand. Brushed aluminum sya pero plastic .
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Unread post #3 by avmanansala » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:32 am

Nadali mo sir Ricky, panasonic meron kay homedepot, 2 gang lang meron. hanap ako yung maraming gangsta at least 4. thank you.
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Unread post #4 by balarila » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:37 am

Somewhat related, I am also looking for good electrical box and junction box.

The usual orange plastic ones I get from regular hardware stores are notorious for loosening the brass nut that is embedded in it. I have a lot of COs at home where the faceplate gets loose because of this.
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Unread post #5 by Ricky » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:35 pm

^ding problematic talaga yang maliit na brass nuts na yun. Mapahigpit lang ng konti eh kalas na. What i do is i rmove it na lang and replace the screw with black screw(for metal and not foe wood para hindi matulis yundulo) nakita ko ginagawa mga electrician sa site hahaha. It works.
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Unread post #6 by Ricky » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:37 pm

^av naalala ko na sa subic na mga hardware meron nyang 4gang plate, at pati sa home depot at lowes sa usa. Natawa ako kasi old style looking pero meron pa din. Ala eagle brand nun bata tayo na takatak tunog when you switch on and off
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Unread post #7 by avmanansala » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:08 am

kahapon galing ako sa wilcon baliuag bulacan branch, meron ako nakita na 4 gang na plate panasonic plastic white nga lang kaso wala silang utility box for that. boom panes nga eh. sa binondo tiyak meron.
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Unread post #8 by bryant77 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:28 am

Ricky wrote:^ding problematic talaga yang maliit na brass nuts na yun. Mapahigpit lang ng konti eh kalas na. What i do is i rmove it na lang and replace the screw with black screw(for metal and not foe wood para hindi matulis yundulo) nakita ko ginagawa mga electrician sa site hahaha. It works.


That's the problem with PVC utility and junction box. I always use Metal (GI) Utility and junction box minimum GA18 thickness.
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Unread post #9 by camv » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:03 am

I have an ongoing house construction and also have the same concern about pvc utility box kaya sad to say I have to buy in advance 100 pcs of cast aluminum utility box at amazon. Hard to find quality items at local hardware store.
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Unread post #10 by bryant77 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:41 am

camv wrote:I have an ongoing house construction and also have the same concern about pvc utility box kaya sad to say I have to buy in advance 100 pcs of cast aluminum utility box at amazon. Hard to find quality items at local hardware store.


Sakit sa ulo yun mga PVC utility box hindi mo mahigpitan yun screw ng plate. Sa mga residential project ayoko yun mga plate switch at outet na tabingi yun pagkakabit.

The metal galvanized utility box (GA18) thick is only cost P18/pc cheapest I can get from my supplier almost same price lang ng PVC utility box. Yun mga available sa local hardware is I think GA22.

Always use the screw na kasama ng plate. Do not use black screw.
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