Quick Cable Location Question


Old 11-03-13, 05:26 PM
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Quick Cable Location Question

Fixing up some walls and a doorway. Previous homeowner ran a cable through the door frame, as you can see in the pictures.

I need to move it, and am wondering if anybody sees any problem with me running a new cable through the studs above the door frame? Specifically wondering about the studs that are angled. Can i treat them the same as other studs, with regard to passing a cable through?

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Old 11-03-13, 05:36 PM
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Yes....you can drill them the same as regular beams. Those are pretty heavy and will be a treat to drill.
Old 11-03-13, 05:40 PM
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Just use a 3/4"-7/8" hole centered and you should be fine. The new cable will have to run all the way from the lsst box before the door to the first box after the door unless you use permanently accessible Jboxes.
Old 11-03-13, 06:09 PM
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No problem drilling above the door.

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