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Old 04-11-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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1-1/4 Inch Rule - Low voltage


Hey!

Does the 1-1/4" rule (distance from edge of stud to cable) also apply to low voltage wiring (< 30V)?

I couldn't find anything on the web about this.

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Old 04-11-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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i happen to think not but its stupid not to follow it, also keep in mind that the wire must be rated for inside the wall
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Why would you not want to follow the rule and take a chance on hitting the wire?
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i happen to think not but its stupid not to follow it, also keep in mind that the wire must be rated for inside the wall
Agreed...even speaker wire has to be rated to be installed in closed walls.
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Yes agree guys. I have the following problem though.

I have a run of 1" liquitight in a wall from bottom to top along a stud. Now perpendicular I need to run ENT (smurf) which crosses the liquitight. Since the liquitight runs up along the stud it uses the center area where I would put the hole for the ENT. The hole for the ENT now needs to be closer to the edge of the stud. This is in one location and I guess I can just put a nail plate there and I will be golden, right?
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Right.
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