Fixing a Screwy Electrical Box

Updated: Jul. 24, 2023

Grab some some zip ties to fix stripped-out screw holes on an electrical box.

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How to Fix a Screwy Electrical Box

I recently had to deal with a loose receptacle inside a plastic electrical box. It turned out the screw holes in the box were stripped. To fix the problem, I slipped small zip ties into the stripped holes, which allowed me to tighten the screws until snug. — Stan Stegelman

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