Electrical Box Mounting Jig

Mount a roomful of electrical boxes at the same height by creating a box-mounting jig.

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Repurpose an Old 2×4

Mount a roomful of electrical boxes at the same height by creating a box-mounting jig. Cut a notch (sized to the depth of the electrical boxes you’re using) in a 2×4, 8-1/2 in. from the bottom of the board. To position electrical boxes, place the jig on the baseplate of the wall with the notch facing forward. Set the electrical box in the notch and nail it in place. (This jig only works for uniformly sized boxes.) — Gerald Van Peursem

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