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Deep Inset Wall Box for Pushed Back Outlet Switch or Cable - Black

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Buy a deep inset wall box for pushed back outlet switch or cable behind furniture. These black specialty boxes allow you to place devices in a tight spot with a recessed electrical in-box designed for inset outlet, switch or cable. This indoor inbox pushed switches, cables and outlets back into the wall to allow close-to-the-wall placement of coffeemakers, toasters, and other small appliances. They can be used next to refrigerators where you need access to power and cables but there isn't much space. These single-gang inset wall boxes allow furniture and small appliances to be placed closer to the wall because the electrical cord plugs don't protrude past the face of the box.


  • 4-3/16" W x 6-3/4" H x 4" D
  • face plate is set back about 1.5" from the surface of the box
  • includes two black paintable cover plates - one duplex style (center screw hole) and one decorator style (screw holes top and bottom)
  • also may be used with your own wall plate covers (4-5/8" H x 2-7/8" W maximum)
  • accepts most single gang wiring devices - switches, outlets, dimmers, phone jacks, cables, etc.
  • part that recesses into wall is 3-5/8" W x 5-7/8" H x 4" D (minimum size of opening needed)
  • 1-gang electrical box with installation hardware included
  • mounting wings flip out on top and bottom sides to hold inset box securely against wall when screws are tightened down
  • can be used for old or new construction (slots included for nails)
  • UL and CSA listed
  • made in USA by Arlington Industries

When To Use

  • next to the side of refrigerators
  • behind toasters, coffee pots, mixers, etc.
  • in corners where drawers are too close to an adjacent wall
  • on islands where plugs interfere with cabinet doors

Q & A

Can I use BX Cable with this plastic box?
If wanting to use metal-clad cabling such as MC Cables or BX Cables (instead of vinyl-covered Romex) with this plastic box, you would need to add a grounding bushing at the connection with the box and run a ground wire all the way back to the main panel. Check with your local code or inspector to confirm your particular situation.

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