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Old 10-02-2011, 10:30 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-02-2011, 11:13 AM   #2
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What does the sill plate have to do with the electrical box?

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Old 10-02-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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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!?!

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Old 10-02-2011, 12:52 PM   #4
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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.

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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.
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Is it a split level house?
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Old 10-02-2011, 02:38 PM   #7
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Is it a split level house?
Sure looks like it to me---
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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?

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It's supported by a knee wall---4x4 hole? I'd do it.
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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 -
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From what you are trying to say it sounds like you can go for the cut

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

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