Help, cut out holes to big for junction box

Old 11-12-07, 11:58 AM
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Help, cut out holes to big for junction box

I put in like 8 junction boxes the other day. I cut a little to far on a few of them and now I have about 1/2-1" gaps on a few of them.

So when I put the cover plate on the receptacle you can still see through the drywall a little bit on the edges.

Whats the best way to fix this?? should I just run some drywall tape over the area and spackle over it? Its not really big enough to repair with a piece of drywall, but still big enough that you can see it.

thanks for any and all help.
Old 11-12-07, 12:00 PM
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Well, tape will probably work.

Another option is to use larger cover plates. They make two sizes larger than the standard size.
Old 11-12-07, 04:39 PM
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Your big box store or supply house will have mid-size plates and jumbo plates.
This is your easiest solution.

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