by Lee Wyatt
(last updated July 3, 2017)
Have you ever found yourself in need of a new outlet, light switch, or some other kind of electrical box? This is a common enough problem to find yourself faced with, particularly when you are installing a new ceiling fan, or other kind of light system. Luckily, installing cut-in boxes is a fairly simple procedure. Cut-in boxes (also known as remodeling boxes) are the type of electrical boxes that you use when you are working with an already finished wall. Usually, the biggest problem that you are faced with when doing this kind of work is that different methods are used for installation depending on the type of cut-in box. Here are a few of the more common types of cut-in boxes that you can use, and how to install them.
Before beginning this project though, keep in mind that you should always turn off the power to the wall that you will be working on. The best way that you can do this is by shutting off the power at the circuit breaker box. Just remember to leave a note saying to leave the power off, incase anyone comes along while you are working. This will help reduce, or even eliminate, the possibility of accidents.
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