G-CLIP Electrical Outlet Box Repair

No Fuss - No Muss - No Walls to Bust

If your home's electrical system was installed post '1960' or has had alterations or additions, the likelihood is that "plastic" wall boxes were used in the electrical system. Often and for various reasons, the threads in these "plastic" boxes become damaged, broken or stripped and can no longer hold the switches or outlets securely.

You may have damaged, broken or stripped "plastic" wall boxes if:

  • The switch or outlet protrudes from the wall
  • You can move the switch or outlet with your hand
  • You must hold the outlet in the wall while unplugging a power cord

Why Use the G-Clip?

The G-Clip eliminates the need to replace a damaged, broken, or stripped plastic electrical outlet box. Simply pull the outlet or switch away from the damaged box. Install the G-Clip over the damaged hole. Then re-attach the outlet or switch to the box.

  • Can be installed by most homeowners or electricians in minutes, instead of taking hours to replace a damaged box.
  • Can be installed without doing any damage to the drywall.
  • Can also be used in multi-gang plastic boxes.

Comparison of Conventional Repair versus G-CLIP Repair

Conventional Repair:

  • Turn the power off.
  • Check for power with tester.
  • Remove the device from the damaged wall box.
  • Open all existing splices.
  • Using a saw, cut through the mounting nails.
  • Remove all wires from the wall box.
  • Remove the damaged wall box from within the wall cavity. Use care not to enlarge existing hole or damage the wall.
  • Reinstall the wires into the replacement wall box.
  • Reinstall the new wall box into the existing hole and secure the box.
  • Remake all splices and connections.
  • Mount the device into the new box and install wall plate.

G-CLIP Repair:

  • Turn the power off.
  • Check for power with tester.
  • Remove the device from the damaged wall box. Do not unhook wires or connections.
  • Install a G-Clip at each stripped, broken or damaged mounting point.
  • Remount the device to the existing box and install wall plate.