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asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th May, 2020

What size screws hold outlets in?

the screw that holds the device on is a 6-32, usually about 1 inch. on steel boxes, the screw that holds the cover or plaster ring on is an 8-32, fairly short. trim plate screws are 6-32 but they are painted to match the plates. the screw that holds the device on is a 6-32, usually about 1 inch.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, what size screw goes in plastic electrical box?

Typical coverplate screws are 6-32. If the box is a round type, as commonly used for ceiling lights, then an 8-32 screw would be appropriate. If the box is rectangular, as used for wiring devices (switch, outlet, etc) then a 6-32 screw is what you will need.

Also Know, what type of screw is used to install switches and receptacles into device boxes? 406.5 states: "Screws used for the purpose of attaching receptacles to a box shall be of the type provided with a listed receptacle, or shall be machine screws having 32 threads per inch or part of listed assemblies or systems, in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions."

People also ask, how much weight can a 6 32 screw hold?

12 pounds

What size is a ground screw?

Ground Screw, Leader Point Hex/Philips/Slot Head. Size: 10/32 x 3/8 Inch. Hex Size: 5/16 Inch. Green Zinc Plated Steel.

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