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3/8 in. 2-Gang Outlet Box Space Extender (5-Pack)

$9.70
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  • Ideal for resetting level of outlets after backsplash fitment
  • Enables flush mounting of electrical box with an existing wall
  • Features grey and black color-coded finish for convenience
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About This Product

Electrical outlet box spacer extender, double gang, 3/8 in. per piece. Comes in package of 5. Made with 65% recycled material. Perfect for resetting level of outlets after a backsplash install or if existing electrical box is not flush with existing wall.

Highlights

  • UL Listed
  • 65% or more recycled product
  • Available in single and double gang
  • Sizes 1/4 in. 3/8 in. and 1/2 in. can be stacked to whatever depth needed
  • Color coded grey and black for consumer convenience
  • Return Policy

Product Information

Internet # 307424570

Model # DG38-5

Store SKU # 1003837638

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

9 in

Product Height (in)

5

Product Width (in.)

6 in

Details

Color Family

Gray

Durability

Rust Resistant, Waterproof

Features

No Additional Features

Hole Size

7/8

Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor, Outdoor

Material

Polypropylene

Metallic/Non-Metallic

Non-Metallic

Number of Knockouts/Pryouts

0

Pack Size

5

Product Weight (lb.)

.4 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Shape

Rectangle

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings

UL Listed

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year

Questions & Answers

4Questions
caret
Q:Since 2-gang outlet boxes are not 6" by 9", there must be an error in the listed dimensions for these spacers. Please check to see if there is an error.
by|Jul 31, 2023
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Q:Come in 5 packs. Only need one! Can I get away with use 2 single gang spacers instead?
by|Oct 28, 2022
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Q:What are the outside dimensions of the single and double gang extenders?
by|Aug 27, 2021
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A:  Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Product Depth (in.) 9 Product Width (in.) 6 Product Height (in.) 1.5 Trade Size (in.) 4 We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future.

by|Sep 13, 2021
    caret
    Q:Smart switch 7 wires too large to fit in current box. This extender will protrude from wall so can it be painted?
    by|Jan 7, 2020
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    A:  Yes, it can be painted. If you are painting with latex you might want to spray a thin coat of primer for a quick one final coat of paint.

    by|Jan 17, 2020
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    Customer Reviews

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    • 4.5 out of 66 reviews
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    This extender was just what I needed to give me space in to replace an old duplex outlet with a G...
    This extender was just what I needed to give me space in to replace an old duplex outlet with a GFI. It was easy to install. When using these, keep in mind that standard cover plates will have a gap between the back of the plate and the wall. You can buy an extender wall plate, but they are rather pricey (about $10). Instead, I chose to use a 1/4 by 1/4 wood stock and made a backer ring just larger than the plate. It can be painted to match the wall or the plater. (See photo)
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    he Extenders are strong and will maintain a solid connection between the box and your outlets/swi...
    he Extenders are strong and will maintain a solid connection between the box and your outlets/switches once they are mounted. However, they do not come with any hardware which could mean an extra trip to the store for extenders thicker than 3/8 inch. Also be aware that assembly comes with a few caveats and can be al little frustrating: 1) For bigger outlets (i.e. the ones with USB connection) you might have to cut some parts away as they don't fit over the wires otherwise. 2) When choosing the extender, check your outlet boxes first. Mine are recessed a little behind the drywall so the extenders sink into the wall almost completely in some areas. Alsoyou will possibly have to cut a little drywall away if the wall of the box is hidden behind it (or it won't fit properly) 3) the holes/slots for the screws are so tight that you need to pre-assemble them to the outlet before connecting the whole thing to the box. That means you have to assemble almost blindly. make sure the screws stick out of the pre-assembly a little so you will be able to feel the correct position. 5) The blind assembly is worse if you are installing a blank wall plate. Here you will have hardly any indication of correct screw position. It's best if you screw them one by one (Upper or lower first with cover turned 90 degrees so you can see where you are going). All in all I am wondering if there are extensions with easier assembly. Once you have gtten around the mounting though you will have a stable connection.
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    The 2-gang outlet box spacer for 3/8" depth is great. It comes in black. It isn't stiff like soli...
    The 2-gang outlet box spacer for 3/8" depth is great. It comes in black. It isn't stiff like solid plastic, but has some flexibility. It wasn't spongy like rubber. Very lightweight. In the five-pack, all the spacers were of the same width, height and depth. For a kitchen back splash, I recently installed ceramic tiles.There were various outlets, double switches, single switches, single GFCI outlet, single outlets, and a single outlet with 2 USB plug outlets. I didn't have any problems installing the 2-gang outlet spacer with the double switches. Also, I didn't have any problems installing the 1-gang outlet spacer with a single switch, single outlet, or single GFCI outlet. The switch and outlet were able to fit through the spacer opening. The screw openings for the 2-gang outlet spacers are wide and screws go through easily. The four screw holes align properly to 2-gang outlet screw holes.The outer frame of the spacer is the same width and height of a double gang box. If you needed to cut parts of the spacer in order to fit larger outlets, you can. I had to do that with this brand's 1-gang box out spacer in order to fit an outlet with 2 USB outlets in it. This works just like a gang box extender, but instead of having to measure how deep it has to be set, you can just measure the depth of the new surface material to determine the spacer depth size you need.
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    Perfect. Nice simple design, lightweight, flexible plastic, and offers full support of your switc...
    Perfect. Nice simple design, lightweight, flexible plastic, and offers full support of your switch or outlet. I have used so many different spacers for so many different applications. They all have to be modified, cut, bent, stretched, or just flat out don't work. In the past I have had to use a 3d printer to make spacers just like these. These come in different thickness and can be stacked to get them to the perfect size you need. They are not hard and brittle. The soft plastic is flexible making them much easier to work with. These offer support under the entire mounting area so your plug or switch doesn't turn sideways and look awful in the face plate. These fit under every face plate I have tried so far without causing any fitment issues. The price is spot on. I have paid much more for fancier spacers that are trash. I have only seen these in grey and black. I'm not sure if there is a white option, but that would be the only thing I would ask for.
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    Perfect. Nice simple design, lightweight, flexible plastic, and offers full support of your switc...
    Perfect. Nice simple design, lightweight, flexible plastic, and offers full support of your switch or outlet. I have used so many different spacers for so many different applications. They all have to be modified, cut, bent, stretched, or just flat out don't work. In the past I have had to use a 3d printer to make spacers just like these. These come in different thickness and can be stacked to get them to the perfect size you need. They are not hard and brittle. The soft plastic is flexible making them much easier to work with. These offer support under the entire mounting area so your plug or switch doesn't turn sideways and look awful in the face plate. These fit under every face plate I have tried so far without causing any fitment issues. The price is spot on. I have paid much more for fancier spacers that are trash. I have only seen these in grey and black. I'm not sure if there is a white option, but that would be the only thing I would ask for.
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    DRC Components electrical double gang box extender spacer ¼-inch 5 pack This is a genius way to s...
    DRC Components electrical double gang box extender spacer ¼-inch 5 pack This is a genius way to solve the loose, sunken light switches in your house done by contractors who didn’t install the electrical box correctly. This is not alone an unsightly problem but loose switched can cause problems in the future. Many times, you look at your light switches in your house especially the newer Decora light switches and you will see the light switched are not level with the plate or sunken below the actual light switch cover. You just simply remove the light switch cover, turn on the light switches so you can easily go to your main electrical panel and turn off the correct breaker controlling the power to the light switches box. This is an easy way to make sure power is off if you do not have an electrical tester. When you are sure the power is off remove the screws at the top and bottom of the switches. Gently pull out both switches and slide the black plastic extender over the switched and hold in place then reinstall the lights switches. In a few instances you might need to get longer screws. Screw the switched back into the box, turn on the power and make sure the switched work correctly. Finally install the light switch cover and admire your job. These also work great for plugs. Check Home Depot web page for additional sizes such as single cover spacers.
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    When I remodeled my home shortly after purchasing it, I had a lot of outlet gang boxes that had l...
    When I remodeled my home shortly after purchasing it, I had a lot of outlet gang boxes that had loose electrical outlets, whomever had sheetrocked the home, had set the outlet gang boxes too bar back, leaving a good sized gap so when the electrical outlets were screwed in, they could rock side to side because they didn’t have the support of the electrical gang box since it was well below the area the sheetrock was sitting at. At the time, all they had were these lime green electrical spacers which really helped however any outside wall gang boxes were still not airtight because of the significant gap left around the perimeter of the electrical gang box. This is where these Smart Fill Spacers really shine, you can think of them as an extension of the electrical gang box, keeping the airtight insulated boxes ability to work as intended, and also stabilizing the outlets and switches because the gang box has literally been extended out and now sits flush with the sheetrock. These Smart Fill Spacers come in 3 different sizes ¼”, 3/8”, and ½” depth. Using these spacers when your electrical gang boxes have gaps due to incorrectly calculating the depth needed at installation or whatever reason is a great way to fix this problem. Another situation for those who are remodeling the kitchen and installing tile back splashes is where previously there was only sheetrock, once you apply a tile to the back splash against the countertops, you will see your outlet and switch gang boxes are recessed too far in because of the tile, that’s where these Smart Fill Spacers will extend that gang box to once again sit flush with your tile. The same holds true if you install wainscoting on a wall in the room, all your outlets will be recessed too far after its done and you will need the electrical gang boxes to be extended out further, and this is the purpose of these Smart Fill Spacers. It’s a great and easy way to solve this problem. These spacers are made of 65% recycled product, and proudly made in the USA. I highly recommend this easy solution to a common problem that comes up sometimes in remodeling and other circumstances.
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    This is a great product that has been needed for a long time. It seems like I always find myself in situation where a box is recessed in a wall and the plugs are hard to get secure. I have tried the little folding shims but they only work if it is close to flush. This extension provides secure platform and meets code for combustible wall surfaces. It is high quality manufacturing with no flaws or stray plastic. It comes in a variety of depths and I and keeping several of each size in my electrical stash.
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    1 found this review helpful
    This is a great product that has been needed for a long time. It seems like I always find myself in situation where a box is recessed in a wall and the plugs are hard to get secure. I have tried the little folding shims but they only work if it is close to flush. This extension provides secure platform and meets code for combustible wall surfaces. It is high quality manufacturing with no flaws or stray plastic. It comes in a variety of depths and I and keeping several of each size in my electrical stash.
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    I received my 1/4 inch double gang spacers today, These spacers are a real time saver when you ne...
    I received my 1/4 inch double gang spacers today, These spacers are a real time saver when you need to bring a electrical box level to the surface. I have used these when doing a backsplash in a kitchen remodel and at various other times just to get a box level with the surface when repairing wires. The spacers come in 1/4,3/8, and 1/2 inch sizes that will work with about any situation that you will encounter,these come in handy and are a real time saver.
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