Best way to add box to existing wall

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Old 01-18-06, 08:26 PM
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Best way to add box to existing wall

I'm adding an outlet for my new fish tank and would like to know what is the best way to mount the box in an existing drywall wall. Do I have to mount it to a stud or are there boxes that I can mount in the drywall (like the plastic ones for low voltage wiring)? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
 
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Old 01-18-06, 08:49 PM
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You want an "old work box". It has tabs that hold to the drywall, just like the plastic low voltage boxes. No need to attach it to a stud.

Unlike the low voltage boxes, these have backs just like a regular box. Cut the hole, fish the romex, run the romex into the box, then fix the box in place.
 
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Old 01-18-06, 08:53 PM
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Thanks chirkware!!
 
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