Installing Enclosures in drywall Tips novice master

Installing Enclosures in drywall Tips novice master

12 October 2017



Finish plasterboard paneling are two ways to install Enclosures and make installation of sockets and switchesFinish plasterboard paneling are two ways to install Enclosures and make installation of sockets and vyklyuchateleyOdnim of finishing stage cladding is plasterboard installation Escutcheon and installation of sockets and switches. This work does not take much time, as the effort, it is simple enough to cope with it even a novice master.


Escutcheon for GCR: characteristics

Escutcheon for GCR - an important element in conducting electrical hollow wall which fits securely over the sheet, and can mount any elektrokonstruktsii - switches, outlets, sensors or switchers.

A wide range of electrical designs of switches and sockets, to sensors and switchers easily mounted to the GCR, to use an additional and important element - EscutcheonA wide range of electrical designs of switches and sockets, to sensors and switchers easily mounted to the GCR, to use an additional and important element - Escutcheon

"Glass" for gypsum board is different from the others by the presence of special hardware installed on the screws. It escutcheon these anchorages fixed to the inner side wall. Just as "glass" can be securely - no solution putty or cement.

There are occasions when it is necessary to mount a row 2 or 3 Escutcheon. In this case, you need to select the "glasses" with connecting tunnels through which the wire is routed. If you want to install only one podrozetnik, these compounds can be cut, as they may interfere with installation in recess in plasterboard. There is another option - you can buy special connecting elements. These partitions are installed in the glasses already directly before their installation into the wall.


When mounting the unit, use podrozetnik level to determine how exactly you set "glasses".

Podrozetnik Drywall: size boxes

If you are going to mount podrozetnik in drywall, it is important to know how to choose it. Of course, in any hardware store consultants can help with the choice, but it's better if you know yourself, what's the difference Enclosures and how not to be mistaken with the purchase.

Escutcheon work with quite easy if it is made of high quality material, e.g., plastic self-extinguishingEscutcheon work with quite easy if it is made of high quality material, e.g., plastic self-extinguishing

Choosing Enclosures is:



  1. First of all, podrozetnik must be made of good quality material. You can select podrozetnik of self-extinguishing plastic.
  2. To determine the depth of the installation "cup." Standard Escutcheon has a recess 50 mm, but the building materials market, you can find a "glass" under the GCR depths ranging from 45 to 73mm.
  3. If necessary, the installation block Escutcheon, select the type of structure - with the compounds or removable connectors.
  4. Good reviews have Enclosures Hegel firms, Legrand and Gusi.

When buying podrozetnik preferably immediately buy switches and sockets, to be a firm and fit to each other.

Set Escutcheon for gypsum board: preparatory work

Before starting to drill the walls and installed Escutcheon need to decide on the future placement of outlets and switches. Be sure to carefully consider the number of outlets - single or double.

Sockets and switches are mounted after installation Escutcheon, but before you start you need to drill the wallSockets and switches are mounted after installation Escutcheon, but before you start you need to drill the wall

When this issue is resolved, you can proceed directly to the preparation walls for installation Enclosures.

  1. To provide a quality and proper installation Escutcheon, you need to prepare the wall. To better kept GCR form and does not crumble when cutting holes Escutcheon can apply a layer of filler on the drywall, thereby strengthening it.
  2. After drying putty need a pencil to draw the location of the future Escutcheon. It is better to make a mark on the room at once, not to be distracted and then the job.
  3. If you have a drill or screwdriver, is not superfluous to buy a set of special nozzles for cutting a hole in drywall. This attachment is called the "crown", it has a circular shape with notches at the ends. Crowns may be of different diameters - from 33 to 150 mm, but the standard size for mounting crowns Escutcheon 68-70 mm. If no drill or fails to buy a crown, you can cut with an ordinary knife or drill.
  4. The main thing - clearly cut a hole for the Escutcheon. Box should be tight to get into the cutout hole.
  5. Required distance between FCL and native wall should not be less than 50 mm, otherwise Escutcheon not fit.
  6. When the hole is ready, it is necessary to strengthen the edge of putty solution.

When working with a drill and crown try not to press strongly on the wall, any sudden movement can cause damage to the sheet.

How to install drywall in podrozetnik: milestones

So, opening for Escutcheon done. You can proceed directly to the installation boxes.

In order to check the quality Escutcheon installation, use levelIn order to check the quality Escutcheon installation, use level

Installation steps:

  1. Escutcheon penetrate into a hole under the wire to pull it through this hole.
  2. The hole in the drywall Escutcheon set.
  3. We check to see whether the pinched "cup" wiring located behind the plasterboard wall.
  4. Fasten screws podrozetnik to drywall.
  5. Check the installed Escutcheon level - it must be installed horizontally.
  6. If the installation was correct, you can proceed to the installation of the outlet or switch.

Important! When several Escutcheon one line necessary to adhere to the distance between centers of 71 mm

Punching Escutcheon in plasterboard: application features

To cut a hole in the drywall sheets for Escutcheon need a special device - bit (cutter). It is attached to the drill. It looks like a drill cutter with round nozzles at the end of which there are teeth.


To create a hole Escutcheon convenient to use a special device - a crown (cutter)To create a hole Escutcheon convenient to use a special device - a crown (cutter)

We can distinguish two types of structures cutters on GCR:

  1. Sealed. The one-piece metal cup with a drill and burr on the edge. The crowns are of different sizes. cutters used a diameter of 68-70 mm for drilling Enclosures.
  2. Collapsible. It consists of a set of nozzles of different diameters on the drill. These mills can not only drill the hole for Enclosures, and other necessary deepening.

When buying crowns should not take the cheapest Chinese, they are short-lived and quickly sharpened teeth.

Assemble themselves: Installation Enclosures in drywall (video)

Nothing complicated to install drywall in podrozetnik not, if we approach this matter with the mind, and to do everything step by step and slowly. Any man with minimal skills with electrics can be mounted Escutcheon and all offer him electroaccessories.


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