The good-old blue box is standard, but is difficult when running multiple wires, particularly A/V wires. It is important to note that a Volume Control will NOT fit into a blue box with the wires attached.
The orange box is m our favorite, but by far the most expensive, and no longer easily available from suppliers. We have to make a special run to Home depot rather than allowing me to order them with everything else we get. The black ones are similar to the orange and inexpensive. With that said it will be our new standard box for everything – except glassbreaks.
Why glassbreaks? Because they always go in the ceiling for new construction. If there is attic above them, the insulation may fall through the hole – what a mess. We tell our techs to use the Blue ones for glass-breaks on the main floor (below an attic).
These tech tips are intended to provide insights to small nuances to help with many different products we offer. It is the small attention to detail that separates an outstanding job from an OK one. Although these apply primarily to technicians, they will help others gain insight to what the technicians do – in small doses