Thereof, what screws to use for outlets?
Standard slotted screws are known as 6-32 oval head screws. They feature a slot in a slightly rounded top (except for specialty screws) and come in a wide variety of lengths. The two most common sizes of wall plate screws are 5/16” and 1/2”.
Likewise, what type of screw is used to install switches and receptacles into device boxes? machine screw
Keeping this in consideration, what size are light fixture screws?
There are better plastic boxes and Wayne is correct the round box(8-32 screw) is what you want to hold a light fixture. the rectangular boxes are for devices and receptacles(6-32 screw).
Why do outlets have 2 sets of screws?
Actually the only intention of having two sets of screws is to separate the top and bottom outlets, not to allow for easier in and out wiring.
What happens if you wire an outlet backwards?
Can I mix 12 and 14 gauge wire?
Can you screw an electrical box to a stud?
What are the tabs for on electrical outlet?
What size screw goes in plastic electrical box?
What thread are electrical screws?
What size are ceiling box screws?
What is a standard J box?
How do you hang a heavy light fixture from the ceiling?
What size is a ground screw?
What are 6/32 screws used for?
Notwithstanding many exceptions, they are commonly used for securing the following devices:
- 5.25-inch optical disc drives.
- 2.5-inch hard disks and solid-state drive.
- 3.5-inch floppy drives.
How much weight can a 6 32 screw hold?