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florpro 06-02-2011 04:21 PM

Outlet box
I want to install a couple of plastic outlet boxes in exsisting drywalled walls, how do I fasten them?

Jim Port 06-02-2011 04:25 PM

Plastic old work boxes has wings that flip out behind the drywall. There is a nicer style that secures to the studs. Google smartbox.

florpro 06-02-2011 04:36 PM

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Here is a picture of the box. Would you also put screws in the holes through the drywall?

Jim Port 06-02-2011 04:38 PM

Screws do not hold in drywall. The flip out wings should be enough.

florpro 06-02-2011 04:41 PM

So if my hole is a little bigger than the box or tilted then the box will be too?

Jim Port 06-02-2011 04:46 PM

The hole can be straightened, but the tabs must has something to grab so it doesn't fall into the wall.

sirsparksalot 06-02-2011 11:35 PM

The flange keeps the box from falling into the wall, the wings keep it from falling out

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