Question About Mud Rings....

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Old 10-18-06, 08:49 AM
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Question About Mud Rings....

I assume this is a pretty simple question, but I'm gonna ask it none the less....

I've recently done some electrical upgrades in my house, adding receptacles, switches, etc. I prefer to use 4x4 boxes simply for the extra room. On most of the boxes, however, I'm using a single gang mud ring. As far as drywall installation goes is it proper to cut the opening in the drywall to the size of the box (4"x4") and fill the gap with mud, or is it better to just cut the opening in the drywall to the outside dimensions of the opening in the mud ring? In the past I've done both ways and both seem to work ok, but I guess I'm looking to see if there's a "right" and "wrong".

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Old 10-18-06, 06:42 PM
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KISS principal, Cut to the mudring.
 
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Old 10-18-06, 07:09 PM
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Drywall should be cut to the mudring, mud will crack eventually , and try not to make any joints around the ring with the drywall , as in a hole in the center of a full sheet

the makes a nice finish job with all plates being flush
 
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Old 10-19-06, 10:51 AM
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Thanks for the input. I figured that'd be best, but it never hurts to ask.
 
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