Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. These are the brackets that screws go through to hold the outlet to the outlet box in the wall. If you used a coiled piece of wire, washers, or nuts instead of spacers to space the outlet, just slide the improvised spacers over the screws after you put the screws through the holes in the outlet's mounting straps. Norstone Classroom Series - Installing Norstone Around Outlets. wikiHow, Inc. is the copyright holder of this image under U.S. and international copyright laws. This image is not<\/b> licensed under the Creative Commons license applied to text content and some other images posted to the wikiHow website. The tough part comes when it’s time to tile around an “obstacle”. Don’t try to extend an outlet simply by using longer screws and not screwing them in all the way or it will be loose and wobbly. Be careful not to overtighten the faceplate or you could damage it, especially if it is plastic. This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc.