Within about five minutes of looking at the brand new drywall in my basement I had a mild freak out attack.
The drywall guys didn't do anything wrong. They had dry walled the wall exactly as I had framed it.
This problem was that I had set the blue electrical box to deep in the stud.
So when I went to install an outlet switch or a plug it was not flush with the drywall.
In some cases they were so far back I couldn't even screw on a cover plate. I really had a minor freak out down in the basement.
Despite my drunken tirade the problem did not go away. I determined that my only solution was to cut away some of the drywall, rip out the electrical box and then re-install it closer to the front of the stud.
I had about 15 different light switches or plugs that would need an adjustment of some type. This was going to take all weekend!
But then it hit me. [Read more...]