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1. (WO2005066988) ENSEMBLE PRISE DE COURANT EN RETRAIT
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CLAIMS

1. A recessed electrical outlet device box usable with an outlet device and mountable within a wall, the wall of the type comprising wallboard defining open regions behind the wallboard, the box comprising:
a first portion and a recessed second portion, the first portion having an open front, the second portion being recessed away from the open front;
the second portion defining a wiring cavity sized to house wire junctions;
outlet device mounting structure located to permit an outlet device to be mounted within the box; and
the box sized to permit at least a substantial part of the first portion to be positioned within a first open region behind an opening formed within wallboard of a wall, the open front being generally alignable with the opening in the wallboard, the second portion being positionable within a second open region, the second open region being located offset from the opening and behind the wallboard.

2. The box according to claim 1 wherein the box is sized to permit the second portion and then at least a substantial part of the first portion to be placed through the opening in the wallboard, whereby the box may be suitable for retrofit installations.

3. The box according to claim 2 wherein the box comprises a back, the back having first and second ends corresponding to the first and second portions, the first and second ends being contoured to facilitate retrofit installations.

4. The box according to claim 1 wherein the first and second portions define the first and second volumes, the second volume being at least 20% of the combined first and second volumes.

5. The box according to claim 1 wherein the first and second portions define the first and second volumes, the second volume being at least 25% of the combined first and second volumes.

6. The box according to claim 1 wherein the first and second portions define the first and second volumes, the second volume being at least 30% of the combined first and second volumes.

7. The box according to claim 1 wherein the outlet device mounting structure is located to permit an outlet device to be mounted to the box.

8. The box according to claim 7 wherein the box comprises a back and a side barrier extending from the back and into the first portion adjacent to the outlet device mounting structure.

9. The box according to claim 7 wherein the box comprises a back and the outlet device mounting structure comprises standoffs extending from the back.

10. The box according to claim 1 further comprising stud mounting structure.

11. The box according to claim 10 wherein the stud mounting structure comprises a mounting flange.

12. The box according to claim 1 wherein the box is made of a polymer.

13. The box according to claim 1 wherein the first and second portions are upper and lower portions, respectively.

14. A recessed electrical outlet enclosure usable with an outlet device and mountable within a wall, the wall of the type comprising wallboard defining open regions behind the wallboard, the enclosure comprising:
an electrical outlet device box having a first portion and a recessed second portion, the first portion having an open front, the second portion being recessed away from the open front;
the second portion defining a wiring cavity sized to house wire junctions;
outlet device mounting structure located to permit an outlet device to be mounted within the box;

the box sized to permit at least a substantial part of the first portion to be positioned within a first open region behind an opening formed within wallboard of a wall, the open front being generally alignable with the opening in the wallboard, the second portion being positionable within a second open region, the second open region being located offset from the opening and behind the wallboard; and
a cover plate comprising a flange portion and a recessed portion, the recessed portion sized to pass through the open front of the first portion and into the first portion, the recessed portion having a base and sidewalls extending between the flange portion and the base, the flange portion sized to extend laterally outwardly of the opening in the wall.

15. The enclosure according to claim 14 wherein the box comprises said outlet device mounting structure so that an outlet device is mountable to the box.

16. The enclosure according to claim 14 wherein the base has an access opening to permit access to an outlet device mountable to the box.

17. The enclosure according to claim 14 comprising one said access opening.

18. A recessed electrical outlet assembly mountable within a wall, the wall of the type comprising wallboard defining open regions behind the wallboard, the assembly comprising:
an electrical outlet device box having a first portion and a recessed second portion, the first portion having an open front, the second portion recessed away from the open front;
the first portion comprising outlet device mounting structure;
an electrical outlet device mounted to the box and within the box through the outlet device mounting structure;
the second portion defining a wiring cavity sized to house wire junctions, the wire junctions electrically connected to the electrical outlet device;
the box sized to permit at least a substantial part of the first portion to be positioned within a first open region behind an opening formed within wallboard of a wall, the open front being generally alignable with the opening in the wallboard, the second portion being positionable within a second open region, the second open region being located offset from the opening and behind the wallboard; and a cover plate comprising a flange portion and a recessed portion, the recessed portion sized to pass through the open front of the first portion and into the first portion, the recessed portion having a base and sidewalls extending between the flange portion and a base, the flange portion sized to extend laterally outwardly of the opening in the wall, the base having an access opening to permit access to the electrical outlet device.

19. The assembly according to claim 18 comprising one electrical outlet device mounted to the box.

20. A recessed electrical outlet installation comprising:
a wall comprising wallboard, the wall defining a first open region behind an opening formed within the wallboard and a second open region located offset from the opening and behind the wallboard,
an electrical outlet device box mounted to the wall and having a first portion and a recessed second portion, the first portion having an open front, the second portion recessed away from the open front;
the first portion comprising outlet device mounting structure;
an electrical outlet device mounted to the box and within the box through the outlet device mounting structure;
the second portion defining a wiring cavity sized to house wire junctions, the wire junctions electrically connected to the electrical outlet device;
at least a substantial part of the first portion of the box positioned within the first open region, the open front being generally aligned with the opening in the wallboard, the second portion being positioned within the second open region; and
a cover plate comprising a flange portion and a recessed portion, the recessed portion sized to pass through the open front of the first portion and into the first portion, the recessed portion having a base and sidewalls extending between the flange portion and a base, the flange portion sized to extend laterally outwardly of the opening in the wall to lie adjacent to the wallboard, the base having an access opening to permit access to the electrical outlet device.

21. The installation according to claim 20 wherein the open front is smaller than the opening in the wallboard.

22. The installation according to claim 20 wherein the wallboard comprises gypsum wallboard.

23. The installation according to claim 1 wherein the second open region is located below the opening.