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Old 11-04-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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KNow on junction boxes how there are two metal tabs that stick out on one side along the screw holes? What are those for, is that for banging into the stud, or are they actually suppose to lay below the stud to help make the jbox flush with potential drywall? I've always thought they were to bang into the stud for extra support but I've been wondering if I may be wrong, seems to go better to just make the tabs sit right against the bottom of the stud.

The two tabs are shown in the pic here:

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They are depth gauge spacers. If you lay them on the front of the stud during roughing in, the box will be flush when the 1/2" drywall is installed

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Ah ok, that's good to know. I was starting to think it was that. I did the ones in my crawlspace wrong, then. Oh well wont be putting drywall up there anyway, I like the ease of access for cabling.
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