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Old 08-21-2011, 10:34 PM   #1
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how to replace electrical covers onrepaired drywalls with sunken suckets and plugs?

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how do you screw the cover to the sunken plug or sucket? Do you use longer screws?

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Old 08-21-2011, 11:36 PM   #3
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The box should be recessed no more than 1/4". Any deeper and a box extension would be required. Unless the setback was less than 1/8" I would use an extension to avoid the spongy mounting when plugging something in.
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