"Use wire to make spring for oversize receptacle hole:"

From: Ken B Depue (codeelectric@juno.com)

If the drywall hangers got a little ambitious when they cut the hole around your box, and the devices' strap won't reach the drywall, take a scrap of #14 or #12 wire, wrap it around your #2 phillips screwdriver shaft and make a 'spring. Cut it to length (needed to reach the strap to the box), and place it around the devices' 6-32 screw. No more 'floaters' and broken cover plates!


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