How It Works
The FLUSHTEK system is fast and easy, utilizing common tools to get perfect integrated outlets every time
Hundreds of Combinations to Suit any Need
FLUSHTEK utilizes the Lutron Claro Suite, which means you can always find the perfect match for your design; and it doesn't just stop at outlets. FLUSHTEK integrates switches, jacks, and more with ease.
A more in-depth look at the seven easy steps to achieving integrated outlets with FLUSHTEK
Align & Clamp Template Base
The FLUSHTEK template base makes centering quick and easy with engraved markers for typical trim sizes. Align the engraved marker with the width of your trim and it's perfectly centered! Alternatively, utilize the engraved center lines for large or usually sized pieces. Once the Template Base is centered, clamp it to your workpiece.
Note: Trim sizes under 5" are not recommended as the box may not clear the Sillplate Stud. Always double-check your studs and spacing before installing your FLUSHTEK system!
Drill Relief Hole
Insert the Faceplate Template and use a 3/8" drillbit to drill a perfectly-placed relief hole through your workpiece. You'll use this hole in Steps 3a, 4a, and 5a to avoid the hassle of plunging or hard-start routing.
Note: FLUSHTEK templates are machined to very precise tolerances, and often require a few "break-in" uses to achieve a comfortable fit between the Template Base and Faceplate Template. See our FAQ for more information regarding fit.
⚠ READ BEFORE ROUTING ⚠
Every FLUSHTEK System Pack includes a new Whiteside 3025 Template Bit. Although an excellent quality, made in the America tool, it can still be damaged from missue. Please follow the manufacturer direction below to prevent overheating, bearing issues, bit slippage, damage, and injury.
⦿ Start with bit speed low/medium and increase as necessary (ideal speed between 16,000 and 20,000 RPM).
⦿ Do not force the guide-bearing against the template, let it roll gently. Excessive side-pressure will cause burn-out and template damage.
⦿ Let the bit move naturally through the material. Cutting too slowly creates heat from friction, cutting too fast overburdens the bit & router.
⦿ Wait until the bit stops before moving the router between cuts. The moving blades will chip the template and render it unusable!
Faceplate Pocket Pass 1
The Faceplate Template has integrated depth guides built into the side. With your router inverted (and unplugged) slide the Template Base over the exposed bit. Raise the foot of the router until it's aligned with side of the Template and your depth is set!
Set your router to Pass 1 and lock the Faceplate Template into place with the relief hole revealed. Place your router overtop (with the bit in the hole) and begin routing! Once you've routed the outline and cleared the remaining material within the profile, flip the template and repeat. You'll be left with the outline of your Flushtek Recess!
Faceplate Pocket Pass 2
Align your router bit to Pass 2 as described in Step 3 (always unplug before handling the bit) and repeat Step 3 to produce the full depth faceplate recess.
Cutout for Electrical Box
Once you've finished cutting the faceplate recess, remove the template and base and drop the Box Template into the recess.
Using the same "PASS 2" bit depth, rout around the inside of the Box Template to create a perfect cutout for your electrical box! Be aware, this pass may require a slower RPM and feed rate, as you'll be cutting a lot of material with one pass. Take your time to complete the cut. Lastly, be sure to mark-out the centerlines on your workpiece before removing the Box Template.
Remove the FLUSHTEK box template and admire! You now have a perfectly centered recess for the Lutron receptacle of your choice.
Drop your FLUSHTEK approved box into the cutout and use the engraved markers on the Template Base to center the outlet installation holes. Align the Template base to your centerlines and take your time to align the box holes as evenly as possible. This step is important, these holes will set the position of your outlet.
Once you've centered the box, pre-drill and install it using miter head M8 wood screws.
Install Outlet and Box
Your base is now ready for installation! Locally remove drywall to accommodate the box and pull the appropriate cable through to connect your receptacle.
Mount your base and trim to the wall and use recessed screws at the studs on either side of the outlet and base.
Install your Lutron outlet as you would normally; your FLUSHTEK integrated outlet is complete!