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MK 6 & 8-Gang Metal-Clad Box (24500)

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MK 6 & 8-Gang Metal-Clad Box (24500)

Tough, metal-clad switch boxes for use with the MK Grid Plus system. Switches, cover plates and grid frames sold separately.

  • Model No: K8893 ALM

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MK 6 & 8-Gang Metal-Clad Box is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lugs not secure Both lugs came lose from the backbox when fitting the lower grid rails. Managed to hammer them back in and get things secure on the third attempt without same happening while screwing rails in (dismantling all the connections and removing the box each time). This turned a straight forward job into a really long job. In the end couldn’t tighten as much as I’d have liked for fear of falling apart again. To top things off the MK cover plate sold at Screwfix doesn’t fit this box - it sits proud and the switches don’t reach through the gaps. Now expecting installation will fall apart again once decorators get near it and I’ll be back to square one... :/
Date published: 2020-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good box Strong box, remember this is smaller than 2 normal back boxes so only works with the 6 or 9 grid front, not 2 doubles
Date published: 2019-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as robust as expected Ended up fitting 2 replacements as the plate lugs kept falling off. Bit surprised as normally MK quality is very good? Hopefully they’ll get this sorted.
Date published: 2019-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from usefull gud services easy to buy and shop online i need this stuff urgently only availabe in screw fix
Date published: 2019-06-22
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Plasterboard box?

This box looks okay for a brick wall, but how is it used on a plasterboard wall?
Asked by: Stev3

does the MK 6 gang front plate fit

Does the 6 gang white front plate 26638 fit with this? If not then which backbox does should I choose instead?
Asked by: sdes
I’ve had the same problem. Specifically bought all MK components at screwfix to avoid issues with compatibility, but the MK front plate does not fit this box. The switches mounted in the MK grid racks sit below the switch holes in the MK cover plate..
Answered by: 1DMcL
Date published: 2020-06-24

What are the dimensions including depth please?

Asked by: MarkosP
This surface box measures 146x146x40mm
Answered by: MK Electric Tech Support
Date published: 2020-08-10

Can this be used with the Varilight XDSPG6 6-Gang PowerGrid Faceplate Metal (96314)?

This is the back box for the MK grid system, but I can't find one for the Varilight and the website shows this as if it's compatible. Does it line up?
Asked by: MarkosP
this is a surface mounted box measuring 146x146x40mm. I cannot comment on Varilight compatibility.
Answered by: MK Electric Tech Support
Date published: 2017-06-24

Can i fit two normal 2 gang sockets to the 8-GANG METAL-CLAD BOX

Asked by: aslam666
Hello Aslam666, Unfortunately you are not able to fit two normal 2 gang sockets to the 8 gang metal clad box. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Honeywell Home Consumer Support
Date published: 2016-10-29
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Specification
Back Box Type Metal-Clad
Brand MK
Colour Grey
Manufacturer Guarantee 20 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee (T&Cs Apply)
Model No K8893 ALM
Number of Gangs Gang
Number of Modules 8 Module
Pack Size 1
Parent Colour Silver
Pieces in Pack/Case 1
Product Type Switch Box
Switches & Sockets Finish Matt
Switches & Sockets Product Type Metal-Clad