What the do you call these?

steve66

Senior Member
Is there a name for the surface box covers where the receptacle or switch mounts to the cover instead of mounting to the box?

Like this:

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I'd like to spec. these for unfinished areas without calling them "those surface mounted device covers where the device fastens to the cover."
 

iwire

Moderator
Staff member
Location
Massachusetts
I call them 'Mulberry covers' as well but if I am writing a stock list I would put

4" Square raised cover for double decora

or

4 11/16" square raised cover for single pole switch and duplex,

etc.
 

jmellc

Senior Member
Location
Central NC
I call them RS covers old steelcity name
Similar; RS (raised switch) switch cover or RS receptacle cover. In this case, 2 gang decora RS cover.

Careful to watch what the clerk gives you. I had more than one clerk to confuse these with mud rings when ordering by phone.
 

John120/240

Senior Member
Location
Olathe, Kansas
1900 box with a two gang Decora Industrial Cover. Slang is regional. A carbonated drink: Soda, or Pop, or Soda Pop. Sometimes "Coke" is used generically to refer to any carbonated drink.
 

Canton

Senior Member
Is there a name for the surface box covers where the receptacle or switch mounts to the cover instead of mounting to the box?

Like this:

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I'd like to spec. these for unfinished areas without calling them "those surface mounted device covers where the device fastens to the cover."
As others have said, we also call them "RS" covers as in "Raised Surface". Looks like you have a "RS" cover for a "1900" or a "11B" (4 11/16" box) Double Decora. Sooooooooo.....you would order a "RS 1900 (or 11B) Double Decor".....:thumbsup:
 
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