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Model #B125AB

Store SKU #1003238280

1-Gang 24.5 cu. in. PVC New/Old Work Electrical Box

  • Can be used in both new and old work applications
  • Mount either horizontally or vertically on wood or steel studs
  • Includes breakaway flange for use in old work applications
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Product Overview

This multi-purpose electrical box can be used in both new and old work applications. It can be mounted either horizontally or vertically on wood or steel studs and also includes a breakaway flange for use in old-work applications. This box is also extra capacity at 24.5 cu. in.
  • Horizontal and vertical mounting on wood and steel studs
  • Breakaway flange for use in old-work applications
  • Easy and robust installation
  • Extra capacity box - 24.5 cu. in.
  • New and old work capable

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
5.1
Product Height (in.)
3.8
Product Width (in.)
3.9
Trade Size (in.)
Other

Details

Box Type
Wall box
Color Family
Blue
Electrical Product Type
Box
Material
PVC
Metallic/Non-Metallic
Non-Metallic
Mounting
Nail On
Number of Gangs
1
Number of Knockouts/Pryouts
0
Pack Size
1
Packaging Type
Consumer Packaging
Power Distribution Features
Fire Rated
Product Weight (lb.)
0.275

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
Yes

Questions & Answers

12Questions14Answers

Can I use larger than #6 screws for the internal mounts?

Asked by David January 20, 2021
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Answer

Hi David, do not know why you would do that as all recepts and switches use #6 screws standard, if you have problems you can use a longer #6 screws, larger screws may work but this is plastic and you may break it with a larger screw, think I would drill the hole bigger first and not very much. Jury rigging never is a good idea but people keep doing it?

Whats the best way to use the knockouts? The wire seems to always strip on the triangle tab.

Asked by Confused December 15, 2020
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Hi Confused, just open the flaps install the wire, not sure how you would strip the wire except by pulling the wire out of the box and you should not do that, install the wire from outside the box into the inside of the box. Maybe have an electrician show you how to do it or go to a class or maybe U-Tube video on how to install a wire in the box

Is the plastic tab of the front of the box offset so the face of the box is 1/2” from the stud fa...

Asked by axle December 12, 2020
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Answer

Hi Axle yes the front of the box is 1/2 inch from the face of the stud. I have installed lots and my family does drywall and this is not a problem. If you think it is a problem you can always nail to the stud and remove the tab, box is made to nail on face of stud or nail to the side of stud or mount horizonal against the stud is you can us for new work or cut-in box for old work. Sure you can find one of them to do what you want. But I have done 1000.s of boxes and this is a great box, try it you should like it, if you dont then use another style, but I being an electrician really like the box.

Does this box come with screws if I go that installation router? Mine didn't come with any screws.

Asked by Brian November 24, 2020
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Answer

Hi Brian, no does not come with screws, you will have to buy you own screws. But kind of sounds like you want old work boxes for like when are not mounted on a stud, if that is what you are doing you need Model# B120R

What does 1-gang mean?

Asked by Al October 5, 2020
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1 gang means you can install only 1 switch or 1 receptacle into the box.

How does this function as an OLD WORK BOX? I don't understand how this gets installed in existing...

Asked by JIR May 19, 2020
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this is NOT an old work box. just new construction only. metal or wood studs.

What is the fire rating on these boxes?

Asked by Bennie11 March 13, 2020
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Answer

This box has a 2 hour fire rating.

Drywall bulge?

Asked by JoeR February 18, 2020
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Answer

No, it has an offset of .5".

Do they make these boxes in a 3-gang or a 4-gang box?

Asked by Scott September 19, 2019
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NOW, YES, they do. Home Depot has a 2 ganger in their site for webs.

These boxes are so deep! how are these supposed to fit on 2x4s when they are 5 inches deep/ Am i ...

Asked by axle September 16, 2019
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Answer

Hi leakywand, Ok lets start with are not 5 inches deep are 3 14/16 inches deep and fit on a 2x4 just perfect (see the pictures with box mounted on a 2x4) You said you mounted in a 2x4 wall with 1 inch thick baseboard, don't think you did try only believing web page data that shows box as 5" deep and that is wrong is a typo. If mounting with standard drywall you have 3.5" stud + 1/2" drywall=4" and you said in 1" baseboard that would give you 5" to back of stud

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Single Gang Box
These worked great for adding new outlets for a renovation. They were easy to install, easy to wire, and attached to wood studs perfectly.
by KandEWoodwork
A box I can screw! I wish I had this years ago! Mounts easy, and solid! Covers most house wiring ...
A box I can screw! I wish I had this years ago! Mounts easy, and solid! Covers most house wiring needs. Carlon makes great boxes for any specific application. But I often run out of the models I use most, forcing a mis-fit or a trip to the store. Also, I have never been good with nails. Air-nailers and screw-guns have spoiled my aim. The feature I LOVE is the screw fixtures. Ordinary drywall screws into the interior or the breakaway flange will set the box tight and right. I have often run an extra screw inside the box but this was not Code-Legal (sharp screw-heads in wire zone). This box has screwholes with recesses and is fully Approved for screw-mounting. I'm a wizz with a screwgun. I also love the way this one model adapts to New or Old Work. I'm renovating an old house, a mix of new and old work. Normally I would need several boxes of boxes for the different situations. This one box will do 90% of my project; just one case to lug around. The Carlon B125AB New/Old-Work box can be nailed to bare stud (before drywall) as a New-Work box. And when you can't swing a hammer, you can screw it. The side-tab sets the box perfectly for drywall. Bring your wires in, done! For Old Work: Find the side of a stud. Mark your hole and cut-out. Break-off the box breakaway side-tab and remove nails. Bring your wires in. Slide box into hole and run drywall screws into the handy internal screw-holes. Done! Internal wiring is easy: this box is nearly as deep as a stud! There's ample space inside a wall for easy maintainable wiring, this box gives you the most you can get in a single-wide. While a Big Contractor can afford to stock every just-right box size, us small-job workers are better-off carrying just one model box as big as can be. 20 cents more depth is a lot cheaper than a too-small box and a failed inspection. A small feature: when your client or tile-contractor says the boxes have to move, un-screwing is less violent than prying nails out. Some of the small low-price blue-boxes are a little flexible. These are quite stiff and should not twist out of square when you install devices. One thing this box won't do easily: mounting away from any framing. You still need a few of those back-clamp boxes for when the client demands a box in the middle of a stud-bay. I have one mild complaint about my (early production) sample. The cable clamp is very hard to open up even with a fat screwdriver. The break-aways don't clear and the clamp finger gets deformed. I think Home Depot should stock a LOT of these boxes in the front of the electrical aisle, sold individually or by the 24-case. They really are a better product than most of the special-purpose boxes now offered.
by Paul
3 people found this helpful
Wow, I have landed these boxes off and on for years, as of lately, most of the boxes have felt, s...
Wow, I have landed these boxes off and on for years, as of lately, most of the boxes have felt, succinctly "CHEAP". Well, these boxes have some weight to them, do not flex, and even the anchor nails appear to be "Galvanized, Zinc coated or something". They actually sit vertical when placed on the wall, the break away tabs are well executed. Hard to believe, or get excited about a simple Gang Box, but I am impressed. These probably cost more, but well, well worth the extra chump change. I strongly recommend these boxes, by this company. Plus made in Los Estados Unidos. I was only expecting one box, I know my buddies will be happy now.
by RUBEN
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Just an outstanding new electrical single gang box, wish I had then forty years ago, can think of...
Just an outstanding new electrical single gang box, wish I had then forty years ago, can think of a lot of jobs where they would have been perfect. Love the ways they come all on one box not a bunch of different ones to carry on truck for use when you need them. Can use in the way most are used the nail on, then for limited space where nail on is not the box you need the attach to front of the stud. the for that adding a box inn an existing wall use screws and as you can see in picture can mount in normal horizontal or where you need the box laying down are screw holes in the bottom of the box.
by FrankF
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Have used this product many times. Works perfectly....
Have used this product many times. Works perfectly.
by HomeDepotCustomer
I just received these and I haven't used any yet....
I just received these and I haven't used any yet. It seem like a good idea because I use both new work and old work boxes depending on the job. The idea of only having to carry one box type on the truck sounds great. I hope they work out.
by HomeDepotCustomer
It was extremely easy to work with i don't feel that box will ever work lose
It was extremely easy to work with i don't feel that box will ever work lose
by mcd301
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by HomeDepotCustomer
works with both metal and wood studs. nice deep...
works with both metal and wood studs. nice deep box. recommended.
by HomeDepotCustomer
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