Originally Posted by kok328
That particular box can be easily removed to accomodate a drywall repair. Turn off the power to the outlet, remove the outlet, turn the screws in the top right corner and lower left corner, counter-clockwise, pull the box straight out, install a dywall patch (double layer) and reinstall the outlet box. This type of outlet box does not attach to a wall stud. If you want, cut the hole larger and square it up. Open the hole to the next stud on the left and screw in a secured patch.
oh yeah, that was the other option i had in mind; cutting out to the other stud on the left and putting in a larger piece with a new outlet hole in that piece.
or i might just patch the existing hole with a new piece of drywall then tape and compound over that...
it seems the larger patch might be a better/stronger solution, but is a bit more work. i want to do it right, but if i can get away with a smaller patch and have it still be 'right' i may just do that...