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Old 09-29-2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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how to support gangable boxes?


So the inspector has inspected my rough in for my new home. And the only defect is that the inspector wants the gangable boxes to be support on more then the one side that is attached to the wooden stud. Any ideas?

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Run another 2x4 underneath and attach to that as well?
Or am I misunderstanding?

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I am not sure how to do it, the best i think i can do is mount a 12 inch 2x4 stud on the other side so when they drywall, it will support t. this is the boxs that i am using

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You mean flat, behind that box? I'm sure he'd accept that as sturdy enough.

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Can you take a shot of the area where it'll go?

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imagine ptting a 2x4 or 2x6 , what have you on either side of a 2 or 3 gangable box , nailed to both sides to provide stronger structure
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Are there holes on the sides of those boxes? Can't see from the pic.
I DO see holes in the rear which can be used to screw them to a flat 2x4 run behind it.
If there are no holes, then no. You cannot add holes either.

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Are you using these as old work boxes?

If you bought side bracket boxes for new work you could just remove a side without a bracket and add a side with a bracket. You could also go to an electrical supply house and ask for cruise bars.
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Why use gangable boxes? Get a double gang nail-on , drywall is not an issue there.
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First I hear of this requirement. Suppose you could just have a 2x4 directly behind it extending between both studs. That's probably the easiest and cleanest way.
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That's what I said.... Po)

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