Unremovable old new work box


Old 11-14-18, 09:18 PM
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Unremovable old new work box

Does anyone know how to remove this new work box. It was probably from 1980 so I call it an old new work box. I cut off both nails but it's still stuck. It is a 2 gang. I suspect it has something to do with the bottom left circle in the picture being connected to the back, but how do I remember it if it's connected in the back?
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Old 11-14-18, 09:33 PM
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Some of those boxes had bars that added rear support for the box. That's an old composition hard plastic bakelite box. You should be able to break it out. Use a pair of dykes to crack it.
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Those are easy to break out. There is often a sheet metal "U" behind the box that might be jammed into the wallboard. A good whack or two will either loosen the bracket or break the box, either way problem solved.

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