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Old 05-23-2010, 02:51 PM   #1
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I am installing a built in ironing board cabinet and I have an electrical wire running from stud to stud right through the center of where my cabinet needs to go. The cabinet will fit fairly snug against the studs and I am perplexed at how to re-route this wire so it will not be in the way. I don't have room for a junction box. I thought about splicing in some wire to re-route it either over the top or under the cabinet, but I can't really do that because the wire nuts would still be in the way and it wouldn't be to code. Of course I have already cut out the sheet rock and there is no other location I can put this thing. Any ideas?
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Old 05-23-2010, 06:19 PM   #2
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How deep is your cabinet, maybe you could chip some of the stud away and push that wire towards the back of the opening and then have room to get your cabinet in.

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Old 05-23-2010, 06:28 PM   #3
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if not a load bearing wall you could cut a box size hole in each stud , then cut box size hole in left and right side of frame. Run a wire from one side to the other under the frame area, install frame add junction box with cover plate on one side. If wire is a constant hot make the other side a receptacle
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:05 PM   #4
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I figured it out. The wire was coming from the nearby switch and went to my outside lights. I just ran a new wire from the switch up through the wall to just above the cabinet opening and then I ran the existing wire up the other side by routing a groove in the stud (I know that is generally a no no) and spliced them together in a junction box up above the cabinet.
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:06 PM   #5
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Just make sure the junction box is accessible
It can't be hidden/covered
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