Electrical floor boxes are known in the art for covering electrical receptacle and other electrical devices when not in use. Often the floor box has a hinged cover that pivots from a closed position to an open position. Many floor boxes have a top surface that is raised from the floor creating a lip that interferes with the use of the box.
The hinge body 54 enables the cover 14 to pivot freely between the open position and the closed position to lay flat against the top surface of the base 12 and the floor surface. Referring to FIG. 6, the cover 14 seats on the gasket 28 and the hinge body 54 lies against the surface of the flange 22 in the closed position. The hinge body 54 preferably has a dimension so that the side edge 70 is substantially flush with the top surface of the cover 14 and the base 12. The cover 14 pivots toward the open position shown in FIG. 6 about the first pivot axis so that the hinge body 54 pivots upwardly until the hinge body makes contact the top edge of the recessed area 30. The cover 14 continues to pivot to the open position shown in FIG. 7 about the second pivot axis to lay flat on the top surface of the base 12 and the floor surface. 2b1af7f3a8