At SMUD, one branch circuit is connected to no more than four outlet boxes
Wiring is similar at the new outlet boxes
that fall between sections of channel (Photo 3 shows "pigtails" ready for an outlet).
Trim excess drywall away along tight box edges with a utility knife (top right) until the drywall slides easily over the outlet boxes
Instead of connecting switch, light and outlet boxes
by spanning framing spaces, route cable along studs, top plates and ceiling joists (Photo 3), along whichever framing member leads to the next box (see lead photo).
Instead of using "LB" fittings at the point where electrical lines exit the house and enter the garage, we used exterior outlet boxes
, which cost about $3 each.
You can hope to leave your outlet boxes
where they are, but if they wind up on the edge of a raised panel or they run through one of the moldings, it'll look awkward.