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Old 03-03-14, 02:14 PM
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Passed! I need to move a closet light 6" for clearance, and add a few nailplates behind a couple boxes. He said he'd "like to see a double gang box in place of a single" over a short piece of counter, so I'll do that too. Now to get the rest of the shingles on and insulate this place so we can get some HEAT inside! Thanks for all your help guys. I truely appreciate it.

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Old 03-03-14, 02:48 PM
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Never heard of needing nailplates behind a box.

Why did he say he wanted a two gang box on the counter?
 
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Old 03-03-14, 05:54 PM
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Never heard of needing nailplates behind a box.
Let me guess, you ran the cable into the hole of the box next to the stud right? Rookie mistake.

Heat? Why? Its going to be over 40 degrees next weekend. We'll be in Tee shirts!
 
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Old 03-04-14, 03:00 AM
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Yep, the plates are because I used the first holes... Oh well, the sheetrockers are not going to like me so much. I just picked up a pack of Boca plates and covered the "bad ones". I was able to do the remaining few with standard 3" plates. I only have to cover the wire until it gets into the box correct? The double gang was because I physically couldn't put a receptacle behind the sink. He said "a double on this side will make up for it".
 
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Old 03-04-14, 07:22 PM
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Wherever the cable is closer than 1 1/4" from the nailing face of the stud (both sides) you need to add the nail plate. Once it is in the box it is considered protected.
 
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Old 03-05-14, 06:14 AM
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the plates are because I used the first holes
Is this just a single gang PVC wall box?
 
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Old 03-05-14, 04:46 PM
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Single gang yes, but 22.5 in3 on 2x4 studs...
 
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