world famous bobski mystery thing, pic #286

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by bobski, May 6, 2013.

  1. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    they were 70 cents, but how long ago? and what are they?
     

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  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    They are used to hold an electric box in an existing wall.
     

  3. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    bingo!................
    but i dont get it. what are the straps doing on the other side of the wall? they appear to just lay against the box.
     
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  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    You bend them into the box to prevent the box from pulling out of the wall.
     
  5. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    ahhh. got it. question, isnt nailing it to a stud better? and, what keeps the box from pushing inthe wall besides those 2 screws on each end? seems kind of flimsy.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes, nailing to a stud would be much better. But what if you don't HAVE a stud where you need the box- and these are frequently for REWORK. The box has a flange, top and bottom, that is pulled against the OUTSIDE of the drywall. Madison strap pulls against the INSIDE of the drywall. And yes, eventually box winds up getting loose if you plug/unplug/plug a lot on that outlet.
     
  7. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    Madison bars suck!!!!!
     
  8. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    thats the impression im getting.
     
  9. rurak

    rurak New Member

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    I'm an electrician and nothing about them is fun and ther r sharp
     
  10. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Identified by hiwall?