How can I extend an electrical outlet to meet its cover plate?

I'm remodeling my 100+ year-old house, and my problem is the outlets are set too deeply in their boxes and need to come out more to fit the covers. What can I safely use as a “spacer” to bring them out more?

 

Submitted by ddsl2004

You can find extensions for outlet boxes at your local home improvement center. They should be available in different thicknesses. These go behind the outlet and position the outlet box where it needs to be.

 


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