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Are blank wall plates normally attached directly to a drywall with screws, or it has to be fixed to electrical box?

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    What are you trying to cover? Perhaps you want a spring loaded access panel? (electrical-panel probably isn't the right tag) – Mazura Jan 19 at 0:46
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    Blank electrical wallplates screw to the junction box with the screws provided. Make sure the package still has its screws at the store and someone didn't steal them. – Mazura Jan 21 at 17:27
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There are several ways they're commonly installed, any of which can be considered "normal":

  • To a standard or old-work electrical box
  • To a low-voltage bracket or frame
  • To hollow-wall anchors in the drywall or concrete

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