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Old 05-23-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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Hi I'm new. Just had a question about how to mount a light switch box. As far as I know, electrical boxes for lights, plugs and switches have to be properly mounted to a wall stud or ceiling joist or some sort of 'structure'. Is this true? Reason is we are going through a commercial reno, and I have some seen some stuff that I am pretty certain is a bit questionable. They are putting up walls and electrical here and here is how I saw one of the light switches mounted for one of the offices. It is just a section of a steel stud screwed to the drywall, and then the light switch attached to it. Am I right to think this is wrong? Should I be telling the owners about the contractors work?
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That's fine!
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ok, thanks...

Just wanted to make sure because I have always seen these boxes directly attached to wall studs.
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The cables need to be secured within 12" of the box. Other than that it is fine.
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