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Old 08-01-2018, 08:22 PM   #1
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Self Contained Dual Outlet

Seems I have pulled an electrical outlet out of my wall. When inspecting it, seems as though there are some plastic pieces that are broken that the screws screw into behind that plate. I'm assuming that is what holds them in the wall. Does anyone know if those parts can be ordered and replaced without replacing the whole Outlet? The one I have is where the two screws are on opposite corners from each other.

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They cannot be ordered separate. At least from my research. It is one unit.
That said, I put in a few standard house outlets, so I could use some cool ceramic covers I bought in Mexico. Pretty easy conversion.
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Old 08-01-2018, 08:40 PM   #3
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To repair rv outlets with broken tabs:



I buy "old work electrical box"s They cost about a dollar each. I removed the two tabs from the "old work box" and use the tab to replace the broken tab on the rv outlet. The tabs on the "old work boxes" are bigger than the ones "that broke" on my RV outlets but they work for me and they are much more substantial /stronger.


Why do all that work to save an RV outlet: I fix the tabs and don't replace RV outlets in locations that are not deep enough for standard home duplex outlet and boxes.


In a location with enough space, I'd use a "old work box" with a standard duplex outlet and coverplate.




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I ended up using the "old work box" fix. Problem solved. Thanks guys!
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I ended up using the "old work box" fix. Problem solved. Thanks guys!
Best move. Those RV style outlets leave a lot to be desired. I always try to replace them with standard boxes/outlets whenever I can... Especially for those outlets that will have high current usage (such as DW's electric heater...)
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Best move. Those RV style outlets leave a lot to be desired. I always try to replace them with standard boxes/outlets whenever I can... Especially for those outlets that will have high current usage (such as DW's electric heater...)
For my DW's electric heaters I pulled 10-2 with ground and installed new 20 amp outlets and breakers in the box. I didn't want to trust RV wiring for a constant high current load so I ran two new circuits. The lack of faith in rv wiring must be the old Electricians Mate in me.
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