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Old 05-19-2011, 08:33 PM   #16
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I concede that in some circumstances, terminating type MC cable is possible with the proper bonding, etc. HOWEVER ...

This thread is about those blue boxes (Carlon single-gang nail-ups), and THOSE are not suitable for type MC cable in any case:


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Old 05-19-2011, 09:02 PM   #17
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Use several of these.
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no, i'm not rushing. i'll get a proper metallic box even if i have to order in mail
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Try this one, its has more room inside:



Or this one, even deeper:

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but how do you affix those on the side of a 2x4 if they don't have braces? i thought those are for masonry walls.
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MC cable can not be terminated into a non-metallic box.
Iwas just bringing up a point to clarify your point.
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but how do you affix those on the side of a 2x4 if they don't have braces? i thought those are for masonry walls.
Affix more 2x4s so the box can be mounted to the face of a board.
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Just screw it in from the side, using several black "drywall" screws. You can drill out additional mounting holes if needed....

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