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Tip for drywall installation around outlets or switches


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07-07-05, 04:27 PM   #1  
Tip for drywall installation around outlets or switches

I saw this tip on a show, and it's worked wonderfully - just wanted to share...

When trying to hang drywall where ther is an outlet or light switch, just put chalk on the outlet or switch, place the drywall against it, and the chalk will transfer to the drywall, allowing you to make an exact cut to provide the opening for the outlet or switch. Of course, this only works if there is no other cut needed, such as a window frame, but may work with a door frame.

 
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07-07-05, 04:29 PM   #2  
An additional comment - the chalk needs to go on the outline of the outlet or switch, as well as the main part, not just the switch or outlet...

 
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07-10-05, 01:48 AM   #3  
That works, and one can rub a crumb of drywall on the box to "chalk" it. Also, with metal boxes, a good whack makes an impression.

 
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