Back Box showing Back Box Saver fitted
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Back Box Saver Patent No. GB2535892

Save time and money by fixing your metal back box

Problem

The threads in the lugs securing the socket or switch to the back box can strip, meaning the socket cannot be firmly fitted. The current solution — replacing the back box just because of a stripped lug — is time-consuming and costly, especially if the wall is re-decorated.

Solution

Back Box Saver allows the back box still to be used, by overlaying a reinforced nut onto the stripped lug to provide a secure fixing for the screw to engage. Back Box Saver fits most lugs and repairs a stripped thread in most cases.

Benefits of the Back Box Saver

The Back Box Saver saves the installer the time and trouble of replacing the back box. The householder is saved the cost and upheaval of re-decoration. Back Box Savers are low-cost, easy to install, secure, and maintain the earth connection.

How it works

Turn off the power.  Remove the faceplate and disconnect the wiring.
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TURN OFF THE POWER. Remove the faceplate and disconnect the wiring.
Identify the damaged lug. Enlarge hole by use of approved BBS reamer accessory or careful use of an electric drill.
2
Identify the damaged lug. Enlarge hole by use of approved BBS reamer accessory or careful use of an electric drill.
Select appropriate sleeve size (red, green or blue).  Fit reinforced T-fixing.  Squeeze Back Box Saver to open the sleeve.
3
Select appropriate sleeve size (red, green or blue). Fit reinforced T-fixing. Squeeze Back Box Saver to open the sleeve.
Slide the Back Box Saver over the damaged lug.  Fits most lugs first time.
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Slide the Back Box Saver over the damaged lug. Fits most lugs first time.
Make sure the holes align.
5
Make sure the holes align.
Replace the screws, tighten as normal and switch the power back on.
6
Replace the screws, tighten as normal and switch the power back on.

The existing 3.5mm faceplate screw can re-used in most cases even if the thread has been damaged as the Back Box Saver has been designed to overcome this problem. Should you require it, a replacement screw is included. For more details on how to use the Back Box Saver, watch our demonstration video.

What customers say about the Back Box Saver

“Just a quick note to say thank you for your excellent product and delivery service. I can't praise your product enough! So effective and simple to install.” —Grant, Dartford

“A total lifesaver as we had tiled around the socket and couldn't easily replace the back box. Our electrician was really impressed with the simple easy solution. I wish they were available in stores as well as online as we had to wait for delivery when we had planned a DIY weekend.” —Adele, Willerby

“The BBS is such a brilliantly simple idea and it saved me endless effort... The BBS nut aligned perfectly and the screw engaged sweetly. A brilliantly simple solution, carefully engineered and delivered promptly.” —Tony, Worthing

“Delighted to find your product... a very handy and easy to use piece of kit! I've told so many people about it!” —Garry, Dublin

“Just fixed the loose wall socket. Took 6 minutes, what a brilliant idea. I shall spread the word, thanks again” —Richard, Wales

Back Box Saver pack includes:

£4.99 + VAT (free P & P)

Discounts available on quantity orders:

ProductDiscount
(%)
Price inc.
VAT (£)
BBS pack of 1 05.99
BBS pack of 2 011.98
BBS pack of 4 3316.04
BBS pack of 5 3320.06
BBS pack of 10 5029.94


Correct a misaligned electrical socket faceplate quickly and inexpensively

Problem

A badly installed electrical back box can result in a socket faceplate that is too high, too low or sloping. Until now the only proper solution was to suffer the time and expense of re-installing the back box.

Solution

A pair of Back Box Savers, installed on each of the two back box lugs, allow the faceplate to be raised, lowered or tilted by plus or minus 5mm. For a guide to install each lug, please see the graphic above. Lug screw holes should be enlarged to a diameter of at least 5mm. For more details on how to use the Back Box Saver, watch our demonstration video.

Benefits of the Back Box Saver

A pair of Back Box Savers for faceplate raise, tilt or lower saves the installer the time and trouble of replacing the back box. The householder is saved the cost and upheaval of re-decoration. Back Box Savers are low-cost, easy to install, secure, and maintain the earth connection.

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Back Box Saver demonstration video


Super Grommet

Super Grommet

£0.30 + VAT

Mandatory requirement but often forgotten! Order one per hole as required to complete your installation. These rubber Super Grommets are easier to install than conventional grommets.

Available only when ordered with Back Box Saver

Earth Sleeving

£0.50 + VAT

Earth Sleeving

Earth sleeving: should be the correct diameter to slide over the 1.5mm or 2.5mm earth conductors, but is often omitted from an installation.

Available only when ordered with Back Box Saver

Fuses

£0.35 + VAT

Quality plug top fuses

3 Amp Fuse
5 Amp Fuse
10 Amp Fuse
13 Amp Fuse

Available only when ordered with Back Box Saver

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