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Outlets on opposite sides of a wall: distance from stud face


I looked at this after hooking it up and had a couple of questions. These outlets are on opposite sides of the wall. Is there enough clearance from the back of the box and the stud face? Is it ok to run the cables down the stud side by side?

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Usually the wires can be stacked. The wires need to be fastened 1-1/4 inches at least from the stud faces.

But the wires go into the box via the usual holes even if the wires are less than 1-1/4 inches from the stud face at the point of entry.

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Looks fine. Add staples within 8" of top and bottom of all boxes. I don't like devices installed for rough inspection. Leave out so inspector can see splices.
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First, thanks for the helpful replies.

Oh man, I was hoping I could install everything and just pull it out.

I tried a stacker, is it ok that the wires are more loose than when they are stapled down. Does this meet the requirement for stapling within 12" of the box?

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Stackers are acceptable
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Most ordinary staples can hold two 14-2 or 12-2 cables stacked, saving special stacker brackets and their expense for places where there are more or fatter cables.

When a cable goes through a hole drilled in a stud, that counts as a support.

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