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Viewer Tip | Never Lose a Tape Measure

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares a viewer tip about a good way to never lose a tape measure again.


  1. Remove the back clip of the tape measure with a screwdriver, if desired.
  2. Use the two-part epoxy to glue the magnet to the face of the tape measure.
  3. Using the screws and screw gun, secure the electrical box cover to the desired location to store your tape measure.
  4. Once the glue has dried, stick the tape measure to the box cover.


To attach the magnet to the tape measure, Tom used Gorilla Epoxy, manufactured by Gorilla Glue.

All the supplies and materials for this project, including the electrical box covers, magnets, screws, and tape measures can be found at home centers.