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Last edited 25 Feb 2019
Confusingly, the term ‘pattress’ can also be used to refer to a container or box (correctly described as a pattress box) that is positioned behind power sockets, light switches and other electrical fittings, and contains wiring, switches and other circuitry. This may sometimes be secured to a timber or plywood pattress.
These boxes can also be referred to as a ‘wall box’ or 'installation box' or, when it is recessed into the wall, a ‘flush box’. If it is installed within timber or plasterboard walls, it can be referred to as a ‘cavity box’,‘plasterboard box’, or 'dry lining box'.
|Surface mounted pattress box||Pattress box that will be recessed|
The generally have 'knockout' sections that can be removed as required to allow cables into the box.
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