lipstick for marking electrical outlet on drywall
Photo: John Taylor
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Mark the Spot

When installing drywall or paneling, you need to cut holes for electrical outlets. To know where to make the cutouts, rub chalk onto the edges of the box, then push the panel into position against it to transfer the mark. TOH Reader Monte Fisher of Whitewater, Kansas, discovered that chalk won't stick to plastic boxes, so he uses lipstick instead.
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