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Anybody used the crabtree sockets with clip on faceplates?



 
 
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Old September 6th 04, 10:45 AM
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Default Anybody used the crabtree sockets with clip on faceplates?

I am after some chrome, flat plate double sockets for the kitchen - maybe
these from screwfix...
http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/...62543&id=22279

Just wondering if the section screwed to the backbox can cope with the back
boxes not being flush with the wall? With a normal socket with screws
through the front, it doesnt really matter the backbox isnt flush - you just
get longer screws and the faceplate grips the surrounding plaster. But
without seeing these crabtree ones in the flesh it is hard to tell if the
fitting behind the faceplate must go right up to the backbox or not.

Anyone here used them?


cheers

Dave.


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Old September 6th 04, 11:19 AM
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Just wondering if the section screwed to the backbox can cope with the
back boxes not being flush with the wall? With a normal socket with
screws through the front, it doesnt really matter the backbox isnt flush
- you just get longer screws and the faceplate grips the surrounding
plaster. But without seeing these crabtree ones in the flesh it is hard
to tell if the fitting behind the faceplate must go right up to the
backbox or not.


It needs to sit on a level surface to look right, but that applies to any
fitting.

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Old September 6th 04, 03:12 PM
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Just wondering if the section screwed to the backbox can cope with the
back boxes not being flush with the wall? With a normal socket with
screws through the front, it doesnt really matter the backbox isnt flush
- you just get longer screws and the faceplate grips the surrounding
plaster. But without seeing these crabtree ones in the flesh it is hard
to tell if the fitting behind the faceplate must go right up to the
backbox or not.


It needs to sit on a level surface to look right, but that applies to any
fitting.


yeah the wall itself is level, but does it matter if the back box rim is
10mm behind the wall surface? (which it probably will be once the tiles are
in place)


 




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