- Pound the box in place. Measure its location. Transfer these measurements to the back of your Sheetrock. Good luck, buddy.
- The Lipstick Method. Ah, this is a real gem. Score some lipstick from your wife or girlfriend. Or, heck, maybe you use lipstick yourself - whatever, use that. Smear lipstick on rim of box. Press drywall against box. Cut. Yeah, this one works real good. Just try it.
Blindmark - Using the Power of Rare Earth Magnets to Reduce Frustration
Extrude a piece of yellow plastic the exact shape of the electrical box interior. Make it fit really well - you can even impress a couple of half-circles in the plastic to accommodate the screw holes found at the top and bottom of receptacles. That gives the plastic a real snug fit. Stick a couple of rare earth magnets in there. Now, let's call that plastic the "target."
Make another piece of this impact resistant plastic, but this piece will be slightly bigger. And it will exactly describe the inside dimensions of the receptacle. Add two magnets.
That's the Blindmark
Get Perfectly Aligned Drywall Every Time
Does Blindmark Work?
You do need to slightly wiggle the locator around to make sure you've got it correctly mated up with the target. But that's about it. Even so, it wouldn't matter if you didn't get it perfectly mated. The face plate will more than cover any kind of imperfections.
I so wish I had Blindmark back then.
Recommended? You bet.