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Old 04-02-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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"Old Work" Box mounting nitpicking

I'm installing a 2 gang metal "old work" box in my remodel. Long story short - I had to tear out the wall surface (fiberboard) I'm going to replace it with drywall.

Do I have to leave it open for my rough-in inspection? Or do I just throw up the new drywall since technically I fished the wire before I tore the old stuff out (how's that for a PITA). If I should leave it open for inspection; how do I mount the "old work" box for the proper depth? Do I just bite the bullet and get a new work box with a bracket?

So, I am a can't see the forest for the trees kind of gal. But, I can't figure out how I want to go with this. And I can't stop obsessing about it.


If I could only remember to THINK about what I was doing before I did it.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:27 PM   #2
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Since you removed the finish, leave it open for your rough-in inspection. Staple the wire to the studs too.

Use a new work box with a bracket or try one of these

Available at electrical supply houses. Try ED near the Walmart.


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Finally a really nice box
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