I'd like to replace the following electrical box, which runs a laundry:
What are good options for surface mount boxes?
- It should hold the GFCI securely (not require funky mounting of the tabs, like some rounded covers do, and this octagon box did).
- Be suitable for a second GFCI slave (four outlets total)
- Look reasonably finished.
- Allow for a firm clamp connection for the incoming armored cable sheath, which is the only ground in this case. The ground needs to "pass through" this box via the box.
I don't really like the look of a standard knockout box with metal cover. An outdoor box looks more robust and finished, but locally all I can find are in-use covers, which would look weird here.
Note the armored cable above, at least some of it, appears to have a grounding strip. Note the strip sticks out from one of the clamps. However everything is apparently so loose, the outlet tester says there is no ground here, or on the next outlet (which is three prong).