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Equipped with inner ring that adjusts from Â½-1Â½ in., Steel CityÂ® Adjustable Mud Ring ensures that stud-mounted outlet boxes will fit flush with any thickness of finished drywall, plaster, or ceramic tile. Two adjustment screws enable inner ring to be set at anticipated depth prior to installation and adjusted after installation. Featuring steel construction, mud ring includes measured rule markings and is mountable to 4 in. sq metallic deep outlet boxes.
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Thomas & Betts' Steel City® Adjustable Mud Ring Accommodates Various Drywall Thicknesses
Inner Ring Adjusts from 1/2 to 1 1/2 Inches for Flush Fit MEMPHIS, Tenn. - March 6, 2007 - Thomas & Betts' Steel City® Adjustable Mud Ring ensures that stud-mounted outlet boxes will fit flush with any thickness of finished drywall, plaster or ceramic tile. Among its features is an inner ring that adjusts from 1/2 to 1 1/2 inches to accommodate various drywall thicknesses. Two adjustment screws enable the inner ring to be set at the anticipated depth prior to installation and easily adjusted after installation. Mountable to four-inch square metallic deep outlet boxes, the Adjustable Mud Ring offers the rugged steel construction of a standard mud ring with greater flexibility. "Getting stud-mounted outlet boxes flush to varying depths of drywall is a common problem that contractors face when doing rough-in installations around firewalls, ceramic-tile walls and in hospitals," said Joe Pede, product manager at Thomas & Betts. "The Steel City Adjustable Mud Ring offers a quick, easy and economical solution by making its depth adjustable even after installation and ensuring a code-compliant finish." The adjustment screws and quick-release locking mechanism are located outside of the inner ring, leaving maximum capacity for devices and protecting against router damage and excess mudding. The patent-pending design of the Adjustable Mud Ring also features measured rule markings for fast pre-setting. The Steel City® Adjustable Mud Ring is UL® Listed and accepts all industry-standard devices, including GFCIs. For more information about the Steel City Adjustable Mud Ring (catalog no. 52-C-ADJ), visit www.tnb.com or contact your Thomas & Betts sales representative by calling (800) 816-7809. Corporate Overview Thomas & Betts Corporation (NYSE: TNB) is a leading designer and manufacturer of electrical components used in industrial, commercial, communications and utility markets. The company is also a leading producer of commercial heating units and highly engineered steel structures used, among other things, for utility transmission. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., the company has manufacturing, distribution and office facilities worldwide. In 2006, the company reported sales of $1.9 billion.