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Help finding a 4" square outlet box, deep, drawn, w/ ground screw bump

Help finding a 4" square outlet box, deep, drawn, w/ ground screw bump

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Old 08-16-16, 10:12 AM
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Help finding a 4" square outlet box, deep, drawn, w/ ground screw bump

Can anyone provide a manufacturer and model number for a 4" square box for exposed work, no brackets, 2-1/8" deep, drawn not welded, with a raised bump on the back for a grounding screw?

It's been driving me nuts trying to find them. Seems like you can choose two of the three: deep, drawn, and bump. Crouse-Hinds TP434 showed a raised bump in the catalog, but not in real life.

I'll drill out behind the ground screw hole if I can't find one with a ground bump - and it would probably be quicker than my current wild goose chase - but I refuse to believe these things don't exist.
 
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Old 08-16-16, 10:17 AM
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Raco 232 RACO - 4 in. Square Boxes - 2-1/8 in. Deep with Conduit KO's

Just re-read.... drawn not welded ?

2-1/8" Deep, 4" Square Drawn Box with raised ground

Topaz D4452 topaz-usa-content/uploads/2016/.pdf
 

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Old 08-16-16, 10:49 AM
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drawn not welded
Just curious, why is this so important? Is this for the sake of appearances?
 
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That Garvin one is odd because the description says raised ground but the pictures and video don't show it.

Will check for a local Topaz distributor. Thanks, PJ.

Joe: Yes, solely for appearance. Maybe I'm just a bit OCD, but the drawn boxes look more like they were meant to be exposed, vs. the welded ones.
 
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I like them as well. Big box weren't carrying them but the my local old time hardware store does.

Try TP434
https://www.elliottelectric.com/Prod...20010416152615
or at Graybar
Eaton's Crouse-Hinds Business TP434 Electrical Box, Steel, 4 Square, 1/2 and 3/4 in. Standard Knockouts, 2-1/8 in. Deep, Conduit - but their pic doesn't show raised ground even though that is what I have (barcode scans 0786189104349)
 

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Old 08-16-16, 09:21 PM
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How long ago did you get your TP434? I picked some up, same barcode as yours, no bump. Strange.

I think I'll just use it anyway and drill out behind it. Getting to the point that I'm spending too much time and effort on a $5 part.
 
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Have you tried Steel City? I believe they have a bump.

Why not use a ground clip if you can't find one with a bump?
 
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I think I got these boxes about a year ago. But this store could have had them sitting in the back for a decade. They don't use the bar-codes but put a price sticker on it. For some older stuff they have the price written on it with a magic marker!

From your info i should stock up as these might be all there is.
 
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I installed about a hundred steel city boxes this past week and they all have the bump.
 
 

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