Question about Drywall

3 Answers

When you are drywalling , how do you mark the location of the electric socket ont he drywall yor about to hang in place.

How can you mark the exact location of where your electrical plug is going to meet drywall.

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 25 Answers

Mark the floor with something and measure the height

Posted on Mar 01, 2018

  • Tcraymond Mar 01, 2018

    Mark the floor with something and measure the height

×

Ad

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 575 Answers

If you have the outlet boxes on the studs with no outlets installed yet, this is what I do. Get red lip stick and rub it on the edges of the outlet box. Position the dry wall against it and press firmly. You now have a perfect mark on the backside where to cut out. this is the fastest and most accurate way to do it.

Posted on May 02, 2017

Ad

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Contributor
  • 8 Answers

You can either measure up from the floor or the piece of drywall you just hang and then measure over from the wall or the piece of drywall you just hang or you can put the drywall in place and I ball behind it and Mark with a pencil and then cut it out with a dremel tool and you should be good from there. You might want to use a keyhole saw or a roto zip and a Rotozip is the best way to do it but it takes a little practice in order to control it

Posted on Jan 08, 2015

1 Suggested Answer

Anonymous

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What is the best Disc Sanders in 2018?


Best drywall tool. Made my job faster and easier.
More details about the GOPLUS DRYWALL SANDER go to the link Practical Goplus Electric 750W Drywall Sander Review

Mar 11, 2018 | Tools & Hardware - Others

Tip

Sheet rock on nine foot walls made easier


if you find yourself hanging nine foot walls with fiftyfour inch rock and the walls are
wooden framing, most have two boards running horizontal along the top. tap five
or six drywall nails along the top of the sheet were they will catch that top plate
and forget the screw gun save your back . use both hands get the sheet in place,
stay in tight with the sheet draw your hammer from your belt and tap in the prestarted nails.Three nails is enough to hold it if they are driven properly. But get
some screws in it asap. seems to save on my back hope it helps yours. Also works
well with two people as well.

on May 17, 2015 | PrimeSource Gypsum Board To Wood Stud...

Tip

Cutting Drywall Like a Pro


Cutting drywall is one of the more easy cuttings that you will do when remodeling your house although you hear all kinds of horror stories of people making huge mistakes and having to re-hang drywall or use exorbitant amounts of putty to fix mistakes. Following just a few simple tips you can master the task of cutting drywall.

Most of the cuts that you will be doing will fall under the category of score, snap, cut. Because dry wall is fairly easy to cut, for a majority of cuts you will just need a scoring knife with just enough pressure to cut the paper and then you will be able to snap the drywall then you have to cut the paper on the back side and you are done.

For the major cutouts that you will be doing like doors and windows, the best way to go about doing them is to measure and cut the boards before you hang them. Its best to have someone help you hold the board in place.

There are two main types of saws that you will use a drywall rip saw and a keyhole saw. They each have their purpose and they should only be used for the purposes that they are meant for. The keyhole saw is for small cuts like holes for light fixtures, outlets and switches while the rip saw is for cutting drywall down to size like for doors and windows.

Once you have mastered the basics of cutting drywall you will be able to do more advanced home repairs and will spend less time worrying about cutting out pieces of drywall.

on Jan 23, 2014 | Drywall

1 Answer

How do I hang an object using drywall anchors?


hi there.
Sink A Self-Drilling (Threaded) Anchor
  1. Mark your hanging point with a pencil.
  2. Tap the pointed tip of the anchor into the wall with a hammer.
  3. Once the tip is in the drywall, with a screwdriver, screw the anchor in until it's flush to the wall.

Fix-It Friday: Anchors Aweigh! How To Put Anchors Into Walls

womenyoushouldknow.net/fix-it-friday-anchors-aweigh-how-to-put-anchors-into-walls/
How to Install Drywall Anchors to Hang Heavy Stuff on Your Walls
How do hang an object using drywall anchors Google Search

Nov 28, 2017 | Drywall

2 Answers

How to fix 1 inch holes in drywall


many home improvement stores sell partial sheets . then you cut a plug the right size and spackle it in place .

Apr 06, 2016 | Drywall

1 Answer

Drying out wet drywall


I'm assuming your talking about drywall that was wet during a flood of some type? Recommend you remove all damaged drywall and using a straight edge and a utility knife this can be easily accomplished. After you cut and remove the damage, remove all screws or nails from the studs giving a good surface for the new drywall that your going to replace the damaged stuff with. Get that done and we can move onto taping and drywall compound repairs. Hope this helps.

Mar 16, 2014 | Tools & Hardware - Others

1 Answer

What is the proper way to cut drywall with a razor knife?


use a level or straight piece of drywall, and place it along the drywall you want to cut, cut with the knife along the straight edge (you dont need to cut through the entire width of the drywall). Then fold the drywall on the cut, and while folded cut the other side of the drywall paper. you should have a clean, straight cut

Jan 16, 2013 | Drywall

1 Answer

I am a long time owner of a porter cable 7800 drywall sander. I am experiencing a lot of deep swirl marks on my work.


Hi owner of 7800 drywall,

I guess you should clean the thing and replace a new disk or see how the disk is turning.

With frtiendly greetings from holland.

Appie

Jun 28, 2011 | Porter Cable 7800 Drywall Sander With Dust...

1 Answer

What indicates the black arrow mark in 16inches,32inches,64inches in steel measuring tape


Typical framing is laid out on 16 inch centers. Example: the studs in a framed wall are 16 inches apart which gives the required strength and allows drywall to break at a stud when it is installed. Drywall sheets are 8 foot or 12 foot, if the framing is on 16 inch centers then the drywall will end at a stud. The tape measure is highlighted at multiples of 16 inches to make it easy to mark the studs when laying out the framing.

Jan 17, 2011 | Peachtree Woodworking 12' LEFT READING...

2 Answers

Remote receiver doesn't fit


ok since you have the power off move ceiling fan box electrical box over place remote above the electrical box with the antenna sticking out replace fan power up you might have to go into attic to place the remote sensor and antenna down to outside of fan i had the same problem myself i made a cut in drywall ceiling big enough for sensor unit let the antenna hang out placed up there

i used a wall plate cut in half to match the hole i just made or you dry wall back up but if remote goes out theres now no way to get to sensor unit
little cut in drywall place sensor threw antenna hang down put plate over hole

May 26, 2008 | Hampton Bay 24002 Ceiling Fan

Not finding what you are looking for?
Drywall Logo

Related Topics:

1,122 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Drywall Experts

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

66452 Answers

John Donghia Jr.
John Donghia Jr.

Level 2 Expert

47 Answers

Are you a Drywall Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...