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Old 08-17-2008, 07:00 PM   #1
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electrical box question

ok so i have another issue. i have two electrical boxes that have somehow been jammed about 1/2 to 2/3 of the way back, and i CANT get them back up, stuckon something and i dont want to tear drywall.

i have simply pulled the two outlets and wiring out of the box and it fits on the wall with just a longer screw. two questions:

a) is this fine or does it pose a serious hazard that wiring is outside the box and could touch the inside of the drywall where the box was cut
b) do they sell like a box extender? or could i wrap the hole in electrical tape to avoid hazard?



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Old 08-17-2008, 08:18 PM   #2
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The optimum would be to get the box flush with the wall. Failing that, they do make box extenders.


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