How to fit a switch flush to plywood wall

Discussion in 'Getting Started FAQ' started by lee ashford, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. lee ashford

    lee ashford New Member

    Hi,
    I've got a switch in my loft that's fitted to a plastic back box and screwed to the wall.
    I want to change this to have the switch flush to the wall and was wondering the best way to do this.
    The plywood is 18mm and was thinking about using drywall lining boxes.
    Any help or information would be very helpful.
    Thanks.
    Lee
     
  2. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Use a dry lining box.

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/appleby-1-gang-35mm-dry-lining-box/44827

    Just make sure wiring is well out of the way when making cutout.:rolleyes:

    Also Appleby can be used 15mm thick material max so a bit of tweaking needed, or use a single gang metal back box mounted on a small wood block if you can manage to get one in.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2018
  3. lee ashford

    lee ashford New Member

    Okay thanks
     
  4. metrokitchens

    metrokitchens Well-Known Member

    If the box lugs are a struggle you can modify the lugs and screw / glue the box into 18mm ply.
     
  5. HarDeBloodyHarHar

    HarDeBloodyHarHar Active Member

    If the gubbins of the switch allow, you could cut the access hole leaving part on the sides(like vertical rectangle), then use a 3.5mm x 15mm woodscrew to fix to those sides.
     

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