Internet #202937111

Model #172451L

Store SKU #637420

Spacers (25-Pack)

  • 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
  • Tear off sections as needed – each section is 1/8 in.
  • Eliminates the need to cut plate screws
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

Compatible hand tool
Other
Hand Tool Type
Clips
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Warranted against material and workmanship only

Questions & Answers

7Questions40Answers

So it says "Do not use with combustible material such as wood paneling without proper barrier". W...

Asked by Ruzty1311 April 13, 2020
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There are extension boxes that add depth to the existing box.

Do i need to turn off the circuit braker to install these?

Asked by Js February 22, 2020
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Technically no, as long as you can avoid touching the wires on the outlet or switch...

Why the odd number in a pack. Not to many outlets that I know of having only one mount.

Asked by smoothrider March 9, 2019
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It's a multiple of eight per strip, so there are actually 200 spacers in each 25-pack. Besides, wouldn't you need an odd number for a 3-way switch? ;-)

Can these be used with self grounding receptacles?

Asked by BryanMW January 5, 2019
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Yes, they can.

Are these listed?

Asked by DIYer October 1, 2017
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Yes, easy way to shim receptacle to a receptacle box a little too deep inside wall because add paneling or tile . Receptacle box should have been out to account for additional wall panel, tile thickness.

I'm looking to space outlets to accommodate an approx 3/8" thick tile backsplash. How thick is a doubled over spacer?

Asked by JDC70 March 26, 2017
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You can stack as many together as you need for the desired thickness.

Code Compliance

Asked by anset October 25, 2015
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It should be if the outlet is mounted properly

Customer Reviews

  • 4.7
    out of 202 reviews
  • 100% recommend this product
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There sure are times that these are needed. After drywall and some new and existing outlets neede...
There sure are times that these are needed. After drywall and some new and existing outlets needed to be wired I used some of these to flush the outlets out so that they would look nice and neat and be sturdy and secure. I have used these for quite a few years, and I really like them. Better then some that use some wood shim stock to flush the outlets. I always keep some on hand. When the outlets and switches are nice and flush the job looks better and more professional.
by rayj
These worked out great! Thanks to veteran helper for suggestion I used this product.
These worked out great! Thanks to veteran helper for suggestion I used this product.
by Stone
I purchased a cabin that had several outlets that were installed too deeply into the finished wal...
I purchased a cabin that had several outlets that were installed too deeply into the finished wall to apply switch and outlet covers. We were able to use these spacers to force them forward slightly - inexpensive and practical solution without having to tear out the outlets.
by pba
These spacers were a must-have for our kitchen backsplash project! I did the whole kitchen (6 out...
These spacers were a must-have for our kitchen backsplash project! I did the whole kitchen (6 outlet plates and 3 double switch plates) for less than $8.00 with tax and still had about a third left over.
by KitchenRemodeler
Response from Ron KipperApr 11, 2017
Hey thanks for the review these little spacers are a great way of getting the wiring device level with the new tiled wall. Take care Ron at ron.kipper@idealindustries.com
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I used these to replace coiled wire used as spacer. These plastic spacers are a great fit. All ...
I used these to replace coiled wire used as spacer. These plastic spacers are a great fit. All you need to do is add as many squares needed to make up the gap between tile and box. You may need to use longer screws.
by PC
Exactly what we needed - performed as expected...
Exactly what we needed - performed as expected
by timmeister
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Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
Nice to have in the bottom of the tool bag...
Nice to have in the bottom of the tool bag
by Barry
Response from Ron KipperFeb 18, 2021
Barry I have to admit there are some in the bottom of my bad too! have fun Ron at ron.kipper@idealindustries.com
These spacers work great and we're easy to install behind outlets. they're easy to adjust the siz...
These spacers work great and we're easy to install behind outlets. they're easy to adjust the size because they fold together and snap into each other. they also have a nice feature that once they're to the right size it will stick to the screw and hold themselves in place. These really were a nice upgrade for doing a remodel and having to go past paneling that didn't have any support. I will continue buying these they work great.
by Polarbear
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