gma, The EMT may be misaligned or more likely is not properly secured to the Wall above the offset visible in your photo.If I push the wall anchors on the back of this outlet back into the holes they were in, is there something I can use to keep them from falling back out?
probably, if you use enough pressure. Get the masonry bit and try it. I was going to suggest renting one from HD, but when I called, they quoted $40/day.:no:....can I use a drill bit meant for drilling cement and my electric drill?.......
This adhesive works really well for things like this:Liquid nails or epoxy will work without taking anything apart..
If you don't first remove the screws and anchors, when you push the box back against the wall, the the attached screws may push back inside the box and short something out.I have a tube of that PL Premium construction adhesive that's already open. Maybe I'll give that a try first and still add some of the EMT straps..........
Their flier at the local store here had them on sale for $28 until the end of the month. Harbor Freight is constantly putting things on 'sale' to keep traffic churning. I bought a 3 pound sledge for $5 the other day, marked down from $10. The list price on the hammer drill maybe $40, but that particular item is always less than $30 here at the Louisville store, same as their 4.5 Amp reciprocating saw, which lists for $40, but is always on "sale" for $25.
If there's even a chance of that happening, I'm the one it would happen to. lolIf you don't first remove the screws and anchors, when you push the box back against the wall, the the attached screws may push back inside the box and short something out.
The thing of it is, is that once you buy it, suddenly you wonder how you got by without it. Once you have a tool, you seem to use it a lot. (At least I do.) I bought a 1/2 inch breaker bar because it was on sale, then not too long ago the serpentine belt on my car needed to be replaced and the breaker bar was just the tool for the job. I also have used that tool several times on hard bolts I have had to remove. Yeah, my 1/2 inch socket wrench would have worked, but the breaker bar makes things like taking apart my children's rusted swing set (or getting off my car's serpentine belt) quite easy.Now, who would be stupid enough to go out and buy or rent a hammer drill for two holes?