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Deep Switch Plate Extender for Shallow Wallboxes Leviton 6197

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Plastic switch plate extension lifter will raise the switch plate 3/4" off the wall, great to cover electrical boxes that are raised and stick out of the wall. Also great for shallow electrical boxes - install a bulkier GFCI receptacle, thick fan control switch or light timer in a box that's not deep enough. Works with any single gang standard size switch plate and most electrical devices including toggle switches, rocker switches, GFCI outlets & duplex outlets. Be sure to check dimensions of your device to be sure it will fit within the inner opening.


  • 5" H x 3.25" W x 3/4" D
  • inner opening 2-7/8" H x 1-13/16" W
  • raised surface for mounting switch plate 4-5/8" H x 2-7/8" W
  • note: Leviton does not make a 2-gang (or larger) version
  • 2 long 1-5/8" screws included
  • solution for electrical boxes that stick out 1/4"
  • screw holes 3-9/32" apart, mounts to electrical box
  • UL listed, CSA certified
  • made in USA
  • use with deep wall plates for additional depth

Shop gap filler wall plates or use stackable depth rings to fix gaps larger than .25" or bigger than.

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  • A
    Andreas Jackson Verified Buyer
    28th Jan 2019
    Just what I needed.

    Worked great with the smart dimmer and switches I installed. My old house had a cluster of wires that I had to shorten to make the boxes fit in the wall. WIthout doing anything drastic they stuck out of the wall by about half an inch. I was able to maneuver these switch plates over the dimmers and install them on the wall and now they look great.

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    Adam E Spann Verified Buyer
    23rd Jan 2019
    Perfect for shallow boxes

    Had to mount some shallow boxes in an island and the outlet hit the conduit fittings in the box. This worked perfect for mounting the outlet in the shallow box and still not look like its out of place or an afterthought.

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    Rick Verified Buyer
    22nd May 2018
    exactly what i was looking for

    I feel so lucky I came across your site. I searched and searched and then found you. This extender was exactly what I was looking for my situation I had. Also very fast shipping. Thank you!

  • A
    Anonymous Verified Buyer
    9th Apr 2018

    Perfect for the job

  • D
    Dave E Verified Buyer
    20th Feb 2018
    Perfect solution for a shallow electrical box

    I needed this to install my new thermostat, the box was a shallow box and I needed more room. This makes the thermostat look better with the raised switch plate. Easy to install too.

  • B
    Bobby Bridges Verified Buyer
    3rd Jan 2018
    Perfect solution to a big problem

    These plates were perfect for my shop. The outlets stuck out from the wall too far for a normal switch plate. These extender plates under the standard wall plates made them look custom like they were supposed to stand out from the walls. Perfect fit and easy to install.

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