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Old 03-06-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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What is your preferred method for cutting holes for old work boxes in plaster latte walls? Which tool do you use?

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Ossilating tool with a diamond blade, or a Roto Zip with a tile cutting blade.

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Ossilating tool with a diamond blade, or a Roto Zip with a tile cutting blade.
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"latte" is always a treat, if you are using the boxes with the flip out tabs they won't have enough depth,I think they only open to 3/4"
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Rotozip and longer screws for the old work box if needed.
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Longer screws is all I do also.
Often time when adding outlets to really old houses it's easyer to add them in the baseboards not the walls. Most old houses were framed with ballon walls so there's easy access under the house instead of having to fish wires inside the walls.
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Either Rotozip or Fien tool will work depending on how strong the plaster et lath is but just go easy and expect a bit of dust.

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