Only one thing that miffs me more... A Box that is a hair too deep and the E/Trician did NOT set the Outlet/Switch at the correct depth so that a mildly over tightened plate will "pull" the Sw/Out flush and snug with the Plate.
I DESPISE a "mushy switch" or "wiggly outlet"! Or ones too deep and there is the "rim gap" around the toggle itself!
All this being said, a bit off and somewhat on topic, I'll admit, but what method do you guys find works best (other than attaching the box in the wall correctly the first time of course :clap to straighten out plugs and switches so they work out flush and even?Receptacles & switches are ALL set slightly proud of face plates & straight/plumb or however you want to call it.
I often work on renovating older properties and am forced to make do with making it fit and have seen lots of different practices, from using various washers to space out plugs and switches, to wrapping bare or insulated 12 ga. wire around the screws to help them sit out and be snug. It seems to take me awhile of trial and error, at least half the time, so some advice on how I could speed that part of my job up would be fantastic!