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Old 06-02-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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I want to install a couple of plastic outlet boxes in exsisting drywalled walls, how do I fasten them?

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Old 06-02-2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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Plastic old work boxes has wings that flip out behind the drywall. There is a nicer style that secures to the studs. Google smartbox.

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Old 06-02-2011, 04:36 PM   #3
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Here is a picture of the box. Would you also put screws in the holes through the drywall?
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Screws do not hold in drywall. The flip out wings should be enough.
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So if my hole is a little bigger than the box or tilted then the box will be too?
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The hole can be straightened, but the tabs must has something to grab so it doesn't fall into the wall.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:35 PM   #7
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The flange keeps the box from falling into the wall, the wings keep it from falling out

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