Framing around Electrical Box


Old 09-14-18, 01:58 PM
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Framing around Electrical Box

When framing around the electrical and I would like the box to be flush with the finished wall. However, this means the wiring coming into the cabinet (especially the main feed) will be right behind the finished wall. I know code states that a nail plate has to be used when the wiring is < 1 1/4" from the finished wall when going through a stud, so is there the same type of restriction for this?
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Nail plates are required only on the stud to protect wires from screws or nails driven on to the stud.

The panel can sit a little deeper than drywall (most panels covers can handle 1/4" or some even up to 1/2").

If you have a cable or phone lines spliced near the panel, it is better to build a electrical cabinet instead of covering all up.

Don't forget to put fire stop on top of the studs.
Old 09-14-18, 02:59 PM
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(most panels covers can handle 1/4" or some even up to 1/2").
Panels should be flush or 1/8" set back from the face of the drywall.

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