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  • installing plugs/switches in outside wall with vapor barrier

    I rarely have to do it but I find it a big pain to do.
    Installing plugs in a wall with vapor barrier, so far the only way I can get it to seal properly is to carefully cut the drywall bigger, coat the crap out of it with the black crap(can't spell it) and get it to seal as good as possible. Down side is they have to mud some and paint.

    It would be nice to seal it properly with out the need to patch.

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    Re: installing plugs/switches in outside wall with vapor barrier

    You havent really asked a question but I'll just go with what I think your asking. Your best bet is to throw those POS metal boxes out the window and use a T&B Insulated plastic box. Not only are they bigger than a metal box but they do not require a vapor barrier "hat". They use foam tape around the front and where you push the wire through. Hope I answered your question.

    -Mitch

    P.S here is a link to a catalogue containing the boxes. http://www.tnb-canada.com/en/catalog...xes_11_eng.pdf

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    • #3
      Re: installing plugs/switches in outside wall with vapor barrier

      guess I didn't sorry my bad.

      I wanted to know if there was an easier way to retrofit an added plug when the vb is in and drywall is up.

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