Need help with replacement box


Old 02-08-08, 05:45 AM
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Need help with replacement box

I live in a mobile home and the whole setup is like something I've never seen before. None of the boxes are attached to studs! I need to replace a faulty box and have nothing to attach it to behind the wall. PLEASE...HOW CAN I DO THIS?
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Old 02-08-08, 06:57 AM
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Get a old work box, it has tabs on it to secure to the wall, so you do not need to nail to a stud.
Old 02-09-08, 04:36 AM
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You go to Home Depot, or Lowes, or your local electric supply, and buy an what's called an old work box. When you insert in into wall opening, it has tabs that when you screw them in, swing out to grab wall, and as you continue to tighten screw, it gets nice and snug to wall.
Old 02-09-08, 12:07 PM
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If your wall is really thin, you may need to get the shallow old work box (which doesn't have the tabs--just screws to the wall).

You may also be able to go to a Manufactured House dealer.

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