Asked by: Puy Songenasked in category: General Last Updated: 20th May, 2020
What size screws hold outlets in?
Herein, 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.
Additionally, 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."
Likewise, how much weight can a 6 32 screw hold?
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.