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Attaching Metal Clad Boxes Together

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by imroberts, 17 Nov 2019.

  1. imroberts

    imroberts

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    What's the best way of fixing metal clad boxes together?

    I've thought a 20mm galvanised coupler with a brass bush inside each socket. This will mount them nice and straight and also allow cables to be passed across from one to the other.

    Ideally I'd like them closer together than the length of a coupler, but I can't think of another way?
     
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  3. yorkspark

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    Use a long bush with a lock ring between boxes and a lock ring inside the box, this will allow close coupling and allow the faceplate to go on
     
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    Or long male bush, two lockrings and a female bush.
     
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    They won't work for M/C boxes though.
     
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    Ahh. You are quite right

    TTC, take 100 lines

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  8. crystal ball

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    Or use nipples female bushes & lockrings fnnrrrr fnnnrrrrrr
     
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    can't beat a female bush!
     
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    You could saw your 20mm coupler in half and make two 9.5mm ones (1mm lost in sawcut).
     
  12. crystal ball

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    20mm couplers are about 35mm long, who would go to the trouble of cutting one in half?
     
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    That could also move the switch fascias too close to each other, go with the default distance.
     
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    You really don’t have a clue what you’re talking about do you :rolleyes:
     
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    No need for insults. If you cant add 9.5+9.5+1 I pity you.
     
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    ignore my post! :rolleyes:
     
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  17. JohnW2

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    How would you use that with (I assume surface-mounted) metalclad boxes?

    Kind Regards, John
     
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