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 Post subject: Plastic vs metal
PostPosted: June 6th, 2019, 2:57 pm 
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When our buddy Phil left for Florida, he gave me a homemade extension cord with a two outlet box. I use it occasionally.

I damaged the outlet cover. It was plastic. I snatched one from the rental office. It is metal and bigger. Can't really use it because it over laps the plastic outlet box. So, I need a smaller plastic one.

I was thinking. Does a metal cover vs plastic cover cause any kind of issue?


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 Post subject: Re: Plastic vs metal
PostPosted: June 6th, 2019, 3:26 pm 
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mix4fix wrote:
I damaged the outlet cover. It was plastic.


You just mentioned the only issue...

Roscoe


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 Post subject: Re: Plastic vs metal
PostPosted: June 7th, 2019, 10:06 am 
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They make plastic outlet covers that are pretty hard to break now. Either plastic or metal should overlap the edge of the box, it makes no difference which you use other than personal preference.


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 Post subject: Re: Plastic vs metal
PostPosted: June 7th, 2019, 10:10 am 
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Nylon is the key. At the local hardware store.


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 Post subject: Re: Plastic vs metal
PostPosted: June 7th, 2019, 10:13 am 
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wood sounds better, maple over walnut
not quite as good as carbon fiber


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 Post subject: Re: Plastic vs metal
PostPosted: June 7th, 2019, 3:07 pm 
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I snagged a smaller plate and replaced it.


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 Post subject: Re: Plastic vs metal
PostPosted: June 7th, 2019, 3:18 pm 
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Roscoe,

Check behind your fridge. You might need a new wallplate.


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 Post subject: Re: Plastic vs metal
PostPosted: June 8th, 2019, 1:34 pm 
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Stuart Polansky wrote:
Roscoe,

Check behind your fridge. You might need a new wallplate.


Is that why my fridge sounds a little veiled? :confusion-confused:


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