How to Install a Drywall Electrical Box

I would like to install a new electric outlet on my existing wall. This will require installing a new electrical box into the drywall. This video will show y…

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  1. 1313zulema says:

    How do you know if there a wire between the wall

  2. 1313zulema says:

    and also what if the wire are for a switch?

  3. HowToWith GEO says:

    There are detectors you can buy that will detect electrical wires, many
    stud finders have them. Sometimes you just have to guess where the wire may
    be…..looking in a basement or attic could help, if they are exposed
    there. You can wire an outlet to a light switch but the outlet will not
    work when the light switch is off. Some times you want to do this if you
    want to plug a lamp into an outlet but control it with a light switch.

  4. Matthew Sherman says:

    the red stuff is blood…this guy is crazzy

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  6. HowToWith GEO says:

    That great! Thanks for the post.

  7. surgechecker18 says:

    thank you very much. Just what I needed to know.

  8. Jay Santiago says:

    Man I had to take a good chunk out of my wall because I nailed the box in

  9. Barb C says:

    Excellent presentation. Now I know what kind of box to buy. Thanks.

  10. Taylor Johnson says:

    Its funny watching you work with one hand, great and informative video!

  11. Seanzilla says:

    As simple as this process is, it’s nice that you took the time to help
    those who want to do it themselves. Job well done, sir! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Gary Matsueda says:

    How did you decide which wire to cut? Was it good fortune that there was
    enough wire to draw into the new junction box?