I have a electrical outlet on the exterior of my house that apparently
is not attached to anything. by that, I mean its not nailed or
fastened to the studs in any way. It 'floats' between two studs. why
its this way I dont know its always bothered me because it moves
around alot when you plug/unplu soemthing into it. the box was
fastened to the siding.
My question is: How can I fasten it more securely without cutting
anymore siding or making any holes from the inside?
there are many electrical boxes designed for "old or remodel" work. They
typically use wings to force the box on to the surface. The wings work like
toggle bolts after the installation. Top and bottom brackets where the
devices go are on the front surface. If the hole is cut out correctly I have
seen these installation work for many years. Remove the power, remove the
cover and check it out. If the top and bottom are the problem then break a
hacksaw blade a little bigger than the width of the hole and retighten the
wings on the sides. If the sides are the problem then you will nee to locate
some box bracket supports, also called battle ships. cause that is what they
kinda look like. Ideally you could cut a new piece of siding and place in
over the old area and cut the whole properly. I suggest you tie your
extension cords so that the plug is never strained in any way
I hope this is clear and I have helped, I am sure there will be other ideas.
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