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Old 07-09-2010, 02:14 PM  
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I decided on wiremold because it was the easiest way to do what I wanted, I don't want to have to repair the drywall, which I'd have to cut out to get the old box out. I know it's the cheaters way but once painted it'll hardly be noticeable, I've seen it done in other houses.


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Old 07-09-2010, 02:24 PM  
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nope, nope, nope - no drywall repairs at all.

The old box, if original, was likely nailed to the stud next to the door. You can use a hacksaw blade (or a fein multitool) or something similar to just cut the nails. Then pull the box out. Trace the new remodel box to the drywall and cut the new opening (I assume you are going from single gang to double).

You can go back and do that, you only repairs would be where you anchored the wiremolding into the drywall.


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Old 07-09-2010, 03:32 PM  
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Didn't know it was that simple, I probably will do that some time later on, for now though this'll work
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Got them installed! Sometime between when I bought them and now two of the trim rings disappeared but I'll get new ones this week. I also need two more 6500k bulbs
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