Press Release Summary:
Designed to mount devices flush in oversized drywall, tile, and panel wall applications, Shim-lock fastens onto screw in mounting slot of electrical wiring device or lighting control strap. Once screw is tightened to desired depth, Shim-lock's tabs lock it in place. Made of steel with heat-treated finish and clear zinc chromate plating, product is 0.31 in. in length with #6 screw opening and provides device adjustment depth from 1/8 to 3/4 in.
Original Press Release:
Eliminate Floating Device Installations with the Shim-Lock
SYRACUSE, NY (Oct. 12, 2006) - Pass & Seymour/Legrand (P&S), a leading manufacturer of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced its new Shim-lock, designed to mount devices flush in oversized drywall, tile and panel wall applications.
The Shim-lock fastens onto the screw in the mounting slot of an electrical wiring device or lighting control strap. Once the screw is tightened to the desired depth, the Shim-lock's tabs lock it in place flush with the wall to eliminate a floating installation in any residential or commercial device application.
"Floating device installation has been a complicated problem for contractors, and P&S developed the Shim-lock based on direct contractor feedback," said Lynnette Sorbello, Commercial Product Specialist for P&S. "This simple, inexpensive solution helps to provide the perfect flush mount every time, regardless of wall condition."
Made of steel with a heat-treated finish and clear zinc chromate plating, the Shim-lock is .310″ in length with a #6 screw opening. One Shim-lock provides device adjustment depth range from 1/8″ to ¾.″
Previous methods of solving floating installation problems included: wrapping wire around the screw, using a piece of sheetrock to shore the device or placing washers on the mounting screws.
For more information about the Shim-lock, contact your P&S representative or visit the company's Web site at www.passandseymour.com.
Pass & Seymour/Legrand is a leading provider of electrical wiring devices, accessories and home systems in North America. Call 1-800-223-4185 or visit www.passandseymour.com for more information.