One thing or Another, with this door.

Old 03-16-06, 11:46 AM
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Unhappy One thing or Another, with this door.

Lets start from the beginning. I want to put a door in and exixting wall (it's not a load bearing wall)
I found a web site that told how to put one in a wall that was already there (it's from the master bedroom, to the 1/2 bathroom) but when i took out the recessed toilet paper holder you could see
the other wall, but what i also say was an electrical wire running thru the studs about 2' up from the
floor. I went into the basement and seen the wire going from a ceiling light, up thru the ceiling, to where i seen it between the walls. Cant i turn the power off, cut the wire, add wire nuts, and run
the wire over the top of the door. I was at home depot for other things, and asked a guy about this,
he said not with electrical wire, what gives, anybody know what i should do, or then just give up the idea
of haveing a door.
Old 03-16-06, 01:33 PM
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The splices you make in the wire must be in an accessible junction box, no splices behind the drywall. You could add an outlet or a box with a cover on each side of the door and do it.
Old 03-16-06, 03:39 PM
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Hi, Putting a door in a bathroom poses a lot of potential problems. Make sure you have enough room for the door and its swing. If you do have enough room, you will get good at sheetrocking, open one side of the wall check for any surprise if none then go for it. Electerical is easy you need two boxes and some wire 14 or 12. You said you went in the basement, well then run the wire in the basement under the door. Before you do that find the lay of the door and how many studs you have to remove, by this I mean say you want to install a 24" door you will be lucky if the place you want the door will lay between three studs as you work you'll understand. Oh by the way if this works out a bathroom with two doors is called a contenial bathroom, at least that's what my wife told me.
Good Luck Woodbutcher

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