Shallow 1" Gang for basement wall??

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Old 10-23-16, 04:50 PM
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Question Shallow 1" Gang for basement wall??

Can I use Shallow 1" Gang up against the cement portion of the basement wall to avoid having the outlets 46" off the floor? I used 1x3 furring and will be using 1/2 drywall.

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Old 10-23-16, 04:59 PM
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A shallow 1" box will only allow for one cable and device..... and that's tight.
That means you'll need to run one cable to each receptacle and then to a common junction box that must remain accessible.
 
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What if I used something like this? Looks like a the size of a double gang that you could use the extra room for wire?

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Those are 17 cubic inches. You could fit one device and two #12 romex.

But....IIRC, they are 1.5 inches deep.
 
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So with the 1 inch furring and the 1/2 inch drywall it should work right?
 
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1 inch furring
1" furring is usually between 5/8" and " thick. If you run cable how are you going to protect it?

I'd suggest placing the boxes in the 2x4 cavities to make things a lot easier.
 
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I agree. You gain nothing by furring out your wall with 1x material other than a very little space. Make your life easier and build a 2x4 wall in front of the concrete foundation. This will give you some space to add some insulation too.

If you are heck bent on furring out the wall, use at least 2x material, 4"x4"x 1.5" steel boxes, and 1/2"-5/8" mud rings attached to the concrete for your electrical. You will still need to find a way to protect your cable though.
 
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You will end up with mold behind that wall trying to build it that way.
No way to add enough insulation, no way to run the wires to code, non pressure treated wood in direct contact with concrete.
Really need that 2 X 4 wall not just strapping.
 
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The strapping along with a layer of plastic wrap covered by beadboard were on their when I bought the house 10+ years ago and there was no mold when I pulled it off. I know it's not the ideal way to cover the wall but I was trying to salvage as much sqaure rootage as possible.


As for the outlets. If I minimize the outlets to code of a maximum of 12 ft I may be able to only have one outlet at that height and put the other on the side of a bump out closet.
 
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