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What do a "bug" and a "cherry" have in common?

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1/17/2022

Brass adapter that fits between floor box collar and device mounting plate.


  

1/17/2022

The strut used to hang acoustical tile is called Black iron. This is the "C" shaped, 1-1/2" black strut that is bolted to the concrete deck or wooden beams using CADDY® hangers to create a secure mounting point for the grid ceiling runners. When looking-up fittings for black iron, most catalogs, such as CADDY®, use the term Lathers Channel.


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1/17/2022

Wet cement or concrete.


  

1/17/2022

A support switchbox for plaster.


  

1/17/2022

Described as floor plate plug inserts, these threaded plugs seal-up an unused device opening in a floor box plate. You order them in sizes from 1/2" to 2".


Abandon Plug Image


  

1/17/2022

Wet cement or concrete.


  

1/17/2022

Wiremold combination connector that joins wiremold to conduit.


  

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