Electrical Box Types/installation - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-06-2009, 11:49 AM   #1
Member
 
hohadcr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 270
Rewards Points: 256
Default

electrical box types/installation


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?

Advertisement

hohadcr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 12:38 PM   #2
nap
You talking to me?
 
nap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: sw mi
Posts: 5,407
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

electrical box types/installation


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.

Advertisement

nap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 06:54 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,294
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

electrical box types/installation


There are lots of ways to screw things up

Can you be a little more vague?
220/221 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2009, 08:09 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nashua, NH, USA
Posts: 6,976
Rewards Points: 2,048
Default

electrical box types/installation


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.
__________________
Forget super sized fries. The Washington Redskins could promote healthy eating with First Lady Obama by choosing a (red skinned) turnip for a mascot.
AllanJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electrical Engineer allowed to do Electrical work? SarahJennifer Electrical 48 09-21-2009 09:15 PM
Slight electrical current in bathroom faucet water + other unusual electrical events story Electrical 9 09-16-2009 11:28 PM
Electrical box replace,addiitions, city permits and looking for an electrician ramchy Electrical 3 08-02-2009 12:12 PM
Electrical Box near Shower Valve dasajame Electrical 3 07-07-2008 07:46 AM
2 Prong Electrical mjcongleton Electrical 10 04-16-2008 09:59 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts