Hello - classic DIYer noobie mistake. Measured only one. And at that, measured the wrong thing. Lucky for me the sheetrock isn't up yet. Let me explain...
Remodeling a kitchen and ripped out all the walls... adding a bank of cabinets to a wall where there was none. Cabinets are ordered, we like the configuration we've chosen. Ripped out the walls, started to hang new sheetrock around after upgrading to GFCI and adding wiring for under cabinet lighting on another wall.
Was measuring this wall (see below) for cutting and receptacle locations when I realized something. There was a receptacle on the bottom right part of the wall near the corner that was closer than 24" to the corner. The cabinet/pantry for that corner will be standard 24" depth.
I'd rather not cover the "problem" outlet, nor do I want to cut into the pantry cabinet. I'd like to have an outlet over there, just a few inches out to avoid the cabinet.
My concern is that on the next stud over, there is already a receptacle on the opposite side of the wall. That receptacle feeds the one I need to move. The one I need to move has 2 other feeds out of it.
1) Can 2 receptacles share a stud? If so, what distance to the J-boxes need to be separated? In other words, can they be "stacked" on top of each other with little distance between them? Or is there a minimum separation required in the wall?
2) I doubt the other lines have enough slack in them to pull to the new stud.... what are my options here? One line runs into a finished room... can I pigtail in the old j-box, cover with a plate, and cut an access hole in the cabinet just in case?
3) The telephone jack a bit higher up on the wall is in the same problem (I don't use it, but it is the main access in the condo, so don't want to permanently hide it).... can I move that easily? I've never worked with telephone wiring, so just want to know if I can touch it... or if not, how to do that safely... or call Verizon?
The pictures should explain in detail... the Red lines with arrow/directions show the flow of the lines. The green lines with arrows/directions are thoughts/what I'd like to do.
Detail of outlets:
Detail of telephone jack (there is plastic PVC covering supply lines... assuming it can flex over to the other stud):
Let me know if you need clarification... thanks!