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?
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
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.
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
1 gang means you can install only 1 switch or 1 receptacle into the box.
this is NOT an old work box. just new construction only. metal or wood studs.
This box has a 2 hour fire rating.
No, it has an offset of .5".
NOW, YES, they do. Home Depot has a 2 ganger in their site for webs.
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