What is a Mud Ring?

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  1. Greg_L_C

    Greg_L_C Stunt Coordinator

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    I am doing some reading on cable installing and found several references to Mud Rings. I think I got an idea of what they are and way you would want to use them, but I've never seen them. Could someone maybe explain the purpose of using Mud Rings and where I might find them for purchase?

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    Greg
     
  2. Bill_D

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    A mud-ring is a raw electrical wallplate used for low-voltage application. Low-voltage applications don't require an enclosed box per building code so they are normally just an empty wall box frame.
     
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    I thought mud rings wire for sticking your cable into....pun intended!
     
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    A mud ring is also an extension ring which is screwed onto another outlet box usually during the rough-in. If you were going to install, say, a fire alarm strobe in a wall that was going to be tiled you would add an appropriate depth mud ring during the rough-in and "blank" it off.
     

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