Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Tool Talk Discussion Forum

sparkie qustion

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]

06-24-2014 16:53:14

Report to Moderator

Trying to put a single outlet box in shop ceiling to plug in shop lights, cut hole in drywall next to rafter went to hammer in box from attic but no way with the angle of the nail--went to lowes guy had no clue on another type of box.I don't like the type that just clamp to drywall, is there another box to use???

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
Sean Feeney

06-24-2014 18:29:01

Report to Moderator
 Re: sparkie qustion in reply to bfullmer, 06-24-2014 16:53:14  
"I don't like the type that just clamp to drywall"

I have used these for years never had a problem i like them so much better than the straps or like another said screw from inside box to the wood.


[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

06-26-2014 17:50:49

Report to Moderator
 Re: sparkie qustion in reply to Sean Feeney, 06-24-2014 18:29:01  
Been putting them in for over 20 years and rarely if ever had any pull out, those that did would have anyway, if you had an electrician come and do it, that"s what would most likely be done, I like the round ones because I cut the hole with a hole saw and fish across, then pop the box in and I"m done, haven"t had to do that for a while, I try and stick with bigger things when I can.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
George Marsh

06-24-2014 18:25:27

Report to Moderator
 Re: sparkie qustion in reply to bfullmer, 06-24-2014 16:53:14  
I always use metal octagon boxes in ceiling, drill two holes in one side, use 6 inch screwdriver bits and use hammer drill to put screws in at an angle. Works for me. Don't know why you couldn't use a metal 2x4 box for a recept.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

06-24-2014 18:20:24

Report to Moderator
 Re: sparkie qustion in reply to bfullmer, 06-24-2014 16:53:14  
Pull the nails out of the box and put them in from the other side. Or screw it to the wood member from inside the box. Done both many times. Also in tight places put my pliers against the nail and hit them with the hammer. I know some would frown on this but you do what you have to.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
greg k

06-24-2014 18:36:15

Report to Moderator
 Re: sparkie qustion in reply to huntingreen2day2, 06-24-2014 18:20:24  

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

06-24-2014 18:00:33

Report to Moderator
 Re: sparkie qustion in reply to bfullmer, 06-24-2014 16:53:14  
Just get an old work box with the "ears" on it, cut the hole and tighten the screws, or a single gang deep metal box and a pair of Madison straps and you should be good to go, doesn"t sound like you plan to support anything from it so you should be fine.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

06-24-2014 17:21:31

Report to Moderator
 Re: sparkie qustion in reply to bfullmer, 06-24-2014 16:53:14  
they also make a box with collapsable arms on each side meant to straddle joists. will do 18" or 24" spaings.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
dh in Carolina

06-24-2014 17:13:31

Report to Moderator
 Re: sparkie qustion in reply to bfullmer, 06-24-2014 16:53:14  

Get a handy box with nail bracket, something like this. Made in plastic also.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2016 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters