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ICF Electrical Box Easy Installation

In 8 simple steps, ICF builders can provide homeowners with added value to their insulated concrete form project.

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CLICK HERE to view Port Explanation and Smurf Application Video
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CLICK HERE to view Basic Installation Steps Explanation Video
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CLICK HERE to view Box Installation in Center of Block with Cleat Video
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CLICK HERE to view Installation Page and Project Planning Video
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STEP 1
Layout the first course of ICF block & mark interior wall intersections. Mark for outlets every 8' or according to local code. Also plan placements for light switch, speaker, TV/home theatre, phone, data, security, and any other interior or exterior electrical needs.
 
STEP 2
Cut openings in the top edge of the ICF blocks to fit the Plastilock box being installed. Cut outlet boxes into the first course and switch boxes into the third course. (HINT: Save foam cut-out and insert back inside box for protection until wiring is ready to be pulled.)
 
STEP 3
Install the Plastilock boxes into the cut out opening. Boxes should fit securely enough to prevent concrete leakage, but not so tight as to deform the sides of the electrical boxes.
 
STEP 4
Insert the cut-out foam block back inside the Plastilock box. This protects the box from any distortion or spilled concrete during the pour.
 
STEP 5
Glue standard PVC sweeps and conduit onto the boxes to complete the wiring raceways. Finish running each course of ICF block, placing additional boxes and conduit as needed. Tie conduit to rebar within 12" of the Plastilock box to prevent shifting during pour.
 
STEP 6
Using the Plastilock boxes and conduit make it easy to connect interior and exterior wiring paths for outlet, lighting, security, speakers, etc. No more drilling through finished concrete and rebar!
 
STEP 7
Indicate the conduit directions on the foam, to illustrate for the electrician where the conduit paths go once the walls and fIoors have been poured.
 
STEP 8
Complete the concrete pour. Wiring can now be pulled through the conduit in the ICF walls by any electrician and wiring circuits can now be upgraded at any time!
 
  Optional Steps  

Optional Steps for seams & already built walls for installation of additional icf electrical boxes.

 

 
In Order to put the PL box in the middle of a block you need to break the ears off the back of the PL box. Insert the box. Put a wooden cleat over top. Screw cleat to the ICF webbing. Use this same procedure at seams and for adding forgotten boxes after the next course has been laid.  


How much time does Plastilock installation take?

Glad you asked. Here's what one ICF Homebuilder shares,
"On average, it takes me less than five minutes per box to do everything. When the electrician arrives, all he has to do is pull wire through the conduit paths. Electricians hate installing wiring the old way. At my rate of $20 per box set, you can see why I like putting these Plastilock boxes in, almost as much as my customers like the benefits of having them!'

- Dave VanMatre, ICF Construction Builder

Order your Plastilock ICF electrical boxes and see the difference it will make to contractor profits and homeowner satisfaction.

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