random musings

July 1, 2010

More electrical work

This was a electrical box in for some of the den lights

See how it's not attached to anything? Not safe, or up to code.

Because the switch was an afterthought, there is no adjoining stud to fasten to. Enter the old-work box:

See that flag sticking up? and the screw in front? After shoving the box into the hole, tightening the screw clamps onto drywall between the front lip and flag. There's a second flag on the bottom of the box. Easy peasy. Seriously, it was an 88-cent fix.

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