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Old 08-16-2010, 01:59 PM   #1
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ok so this is a very basic question, I'm new to doing electric....I have opened up a stud wall and I want to install a 2 switch box between studs on some horizontal blocking. what do you do in this case...I can't find any "new work" boxes with nails going horizontal instead of vertical. i think it would be foolish to use an "old work" box since i have the wall open up anyway. do they make boxes which nail in horizontally? i haven't been able to find them at HD/Lowes...

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Old 08-16-2010, 02:02 PM   #2
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If you have a plastic box, you can screw horizontally through the box into the blocking. If you are using a metal box, you can do the same thing, provided you insert the screw through an existing hole in the back of the box, or drill your own hole. Or you can attach the box to a stud if one is close by.

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