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Old 12-25-2010, 12:03 AM   #1
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i have #12 wire between 2X3 studs, can someone tell me if there are special box's that allow to wire a switch. The 2X3's make it very tight to work in.

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Yes, there are boxes for 2x3 studs. But pay attention to box loading charts, not too many wires please. Plastic boxes will often list how many wires are allowed, or consult NEC.

Something that is often done with smaller boxes is to use a double gang box with a single fixture cover. Gives lots more working space.

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If the cables are fed though holes in the studs you also need metal plates over the cables to protect them from nails and screws.
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I have the exact same problem. Check out this thread for some solutions:

Counting wires in a box?
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Thank you all for the quick response, looks like JerseyGuy has what I need. Since the switch box is in a tile bathroom the Lowe's box with the side extension should work perfect.
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