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Caterpilar Spacers Shims (5-Pack)

$398
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  • Helps support loose outlets and protect faceplates from breaking
  • Eliminates cutting of plate screws for GFCI decorator devices
  • Adjustable, tear-apart design ensures the proper fit
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Product Overview

The IDEAL Spacers are perfect for supporting loose outlets and preventing faceplates from being broken, these spacers help eliminate the need to cut plate screws for GFCI decorator devices when they are installed on tile and marble and can also be used as shims. Tear apart Spacers caterpillar together to create desired shim depth.
  • Adjusts length of receptacle or switches for proper fit of face plates
  • Not intended to be used in lieu of standard means of support or when in conflict with governing electrical codes
  • Slips over screw between device and electrical box
  • Snaps on over #6, #8, #10 screws (screws not included)
  • Do not use if finish is combustible (e. g. wood paneling) without proper barrier

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Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)0.19 inProduct Height (in.)4.0 in
Product Width (in.)0.75 in

Details

Compatible hand toolOtherHand Tool TypeClips
Pack Size5Returnable90-Day
Tools Product TypeHand Tool

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Manufacturer WarrantyWarranted against material and workmanship only

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Good solution to level wall outlets and switches.
Works well. Sometimes it's too thick. You have to cut pegs to prevent skew. These spacers are a good solution to level wall outlets and switches.
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    does the job
    Picked these up becaue an outlet was way recessed in the outlet box. And when i plugged the cord in, the face plate would break. Only used two strips.
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      Package states that "each spacer is 1/8". However, this is not true. The spacer thickness includi...
      Package states that "each spacer is 1/8". However, this is not true. The spacer thickness including the pegs appears to be exactly 3/16" and the segment thickness alone appears to be exactly 3/32". This is important to know because for my application one spacer per screw was all that was needed--two devices/4 screws total. However, the pegs created too much thickness so I had to shave off the pegs from each spacer using metal files (see photo) so that both sides were flush to reduce the overall thickness. Each caterpillar strand contains eight spacers. Might I recommend that every other spacer not have molded pegs to provide more thickness options.
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      Response from Ron KipperNov 25, 2019
      Hi PointBonita I will pass along your comments to the product folks at IDEAL. Thanks for the input. Ron at ron.kipper@idealindustries.com
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        Easy to use, cut and put on the screw and...
        Easy to use, cut and put on the screw and the outlets are flush against the tile.
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        Worked perfectly! Holds outlet tight. Get for rework errors/spacing....
        Worked perfectly! Holds outlet tight. Get for rework errors/spacing.
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        Worked perfectly! Just what I needed...
        Worked perfectly! Just what I needed
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        Just what the doctor ordered....
        Just what the doctor ordered.
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        Simple to install. Good flexibility in choice of depth....
        Simple to install. Good flexibility in choice of depth.
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