How to Install an Outlet Extender

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The country chic bathroom is finished and I hope you enjoyed my reveal! All that’s left now are tutorials to help you recreate the look!

This tutorial will show you how to extend the outlet so it will be flush on the new wall covered in shiplap or whatever treatment you added to the wall.

All you need is a plastic extender and a screwdriver!

 

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The light switches and the outlet needed to be extended once the 1/4″ shiplap was attached to the wall. The extender allows the outlets to sit flush on the new wall so it is necessary if you add anything to the existing wall.

 

Before you do anything with the outlets, make sure the power is off!!!

 

Remove the outlet and switch plate covers. Unscrew the outlets until they are unattached.

 

 

 

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Take the extender and slide it over the outlets so it sits behind it. The screws that come with the extender are longer and will fit with the new extender attached.

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Once the wall is ready, the outlet can be screwed in as it previously was and it will sit flat on the new wall. Put the outlet and light switch cover back on and now it should sit flush on the wall! Sorry the picture is a little blurry.. :/

 

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It sure beats having the outlet sit back in the wall!! Super easy to do and I know you can do it! šŸ™‚

P.S. Our light switches are different colors because one lights up in the dark! Very convenient for the little ones!

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Chrissy

 

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2 comments

  1. ihamill@sbcglobal.net'
    Ivory says:

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Gas and especially electric are two DIY I am to fearful to tackle, however, I truly appreciate you for given a tutorial on how to install an electrical outlet. You ROCK!

    • Chrissy says:

      Haha, thanks Ivory! I stay away from electrical also, but this doesn’t require removing or attaching any wires. The extender just slides over the existing outlet! Good luck!

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