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Old 11-06-2009, 10:49 AM   #1
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Hi, I am putting in a switch in a newly built wall. For the moment, only the frame is up. When I tried to screw the electrical box for the future switch, the box became uneven with the surface of the frame. Was I just screwing it wrong? Is there any specific ways to screw in an electrical box? or was I using a wrong type of electrical box?


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what kind of box are you using?

Some boxes are susceptible to over driving the attachment screws or nails which can distort the box. Without knowing what kind of box you are using, it would not be possible to tell you if you are using the wrong kind of box or installing it improperly though.


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There are lots of ways to screw things up

Can you be a little more vague?
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The grain of wood may cause a screw or nail to go slightly to one side of where you wanted it. If you drilled pilot holes first you would have a better chance of getting it straight.
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