Old Work Box Help

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Old 12-26-15, 10:54 AM
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Old Work Box Help

Back story isn't interesting... attached below is a picture of what I'm currently working with. I need a single gang box put back here and the drywall area is too large. Do I completely repair the area and re-cut for the box or just mount the box to the top side of the hole and repair below? Any other ideas? THANK YOU!

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Old 12-26-15, 11:03 AM
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Since you have to repair the hole, I would suggest cutting the drywall to the stud in the picture, then install a remodel box like this which screws directly to the stud:

Arlington | ONE-BOX„ Non-Metallic Outlet Boxes

You can then repair the drywall around the box.
 
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