*It takes a little practice to bring out the box a little extra before
nailing to get it just right. I sometimes carry a small piece of drywall
with me and hold it up against the stud while nailing the box. For kitchens
and bathrooms I use the adjustable boxes because I rarely know what the
final finish depth will be.
Unfortunately the plastic boxes are bigger than the metal and as a result
there is not a lot of drywall for the ears to rest on. A common
electrician's trick is to wrap a piece of wire around the screw behind the
ears to make up the gap difference. Sometimes I use 6/32 nuts for the boxes
that are set back a lot more.
On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 18:12:09 -0800 (PST), Aaron Fude
The 3/8" marks are intended for 3/8" wall coverings. Ideally, the
boxes should be flush with the wall. If yours is 1/8" short, that's
okay. I made a plywood jig that locates the box at the proper depth
and height. The jig rests on the floor and against a stud--removes
guesswork and no measuring.
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