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adrien2 10-02-2011 09:30 AM

Cutting through sill plate...
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Is it okay to cut through my sill plate in my kitchen to install an electrical box. I would like all electrical boxs to be the same height.

Thanks Adrien

kwikfishron 10-02-2011 10:13 AM

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What does the sill plate have to do with the electrical box?

rossfingal 10-02-2011 10:26 AM

Sounds like they want to come up through the basement/crawlspace -
floor below???
Maybe they mean "studs"?
Maybe they found "blocking" in the wall? (they think the term is "sill-plate")
I don't know!?!


adrien2 10-02-2011 11:52 AM

There is block and there is a 2 x 10 that is sitting on the top on the block. On top of the 2 x 10 there is a wall. So what is this called? and is okay to cut a openning for an electrial box in the 2 x 10.

And by the way, I didnot double post, I click of submit twice. Since I could not delete one, I have no option by to leave it.

rossfingal 10-02-2011 12:17 PM

Oh, I see -
You're talking about adding/moving the electrical box on the on the left
side of your picture - to line up with the box on the right?
Cut a hole through the 2 X 10; so you can install another box?
I think that's what you're saying.
If you're going to install a "GFCI" in the box that you're going to add -
should be a 4" by 4" by 1 1/2" - not a switch-box.
It looks like you can do that -
Remember - if you have to extend the wiring - splices should only occur in boxes with access - cover-plates on boxes closed off.
Don't worry about "Double-posting" - just a reminder. :)


B.D.R. 10-02-2011 01:07 PM

elec box
Is it a split level house?

oh'mike 10-02-2011 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by B.D.R. (Post 740368)
Is it a split level house?

Sure looks like it to me---

rossfingal 10-02-2011 02:03 PM

Yes, could be split-level (I grew up in one) -
2 X 10 - "rim joist" - OK, to put a hole for electrical box through it? -
Maybe, what do you think?


oh'mike 10-02-2011 02:19 PM

It's supported by a knee wall---4x4 hole? I'd do it.

rossfingal 10-02-2011 02:36 PM

That's what I thought.
"Rim", Band", "Header" joist (too much nomenclature) -
At least the "op" isn't talking about 4 inch, notches in other areas!
"Nuff" said -
Thanks for the input!
Happy fall! (It's October already!)
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havalife 10-02-2011 08:15 PM

From what you are trying to say it sounds like you can go for the cut:thumbsup:

but from I see it looks like the outlet is high on the left wall, but pictures are not scale.

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