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Old 03-04-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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Hi all. Newbie question here. I wasn't sure to put this in the electrical or plumbing forum.

I have existing water supply lines running down the length of a stud in a powder room. I am installing a GFCI next to the lav, which is on the same stud that the water supply lines are running. What I would like to do is simply route the water lines around the switch/outlet, similar to what is shown in the attached pic. I am just making sure that this is legit; don't want the inspector to tell me I need to do somethinge else.

I am in MI if that matters.

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Old 03-04-2008, 05:10 PM   #2
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How deep are the studs? I would just use a 4" sq box with a mudring if it is easier.....

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Sorry, Chris, not familiar with a mudring. Can you explain? Thx. And these are just 2x4 studs.

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If you are talking about standard 2X4 studs run the wire 35MM [ 1.5 inches] away from the stud face so that way most nail or screws don't hit the wire.

{ a quick edit i did corret my minor error real quick}

the PVC plumming use the same way as electical wires running keep them in center much as you can also.


and any plumming or electrical lines that have to cross over you have to put a nail plate if the demison is less than 1.5 inch or 35 mm or less.

if you drill it dead on centre you should be fine unless there is a local requirement show up. [ but IMO i still go ahead and put up a nail plate anyway to be on safe side ]

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Hi, Marc. Yes, I planned on using a nail plate where the water lines cross over the studs. And thanks for the tip on the wiring. I was going to put it near center, but I will be sure it is at least 1.5" back.

My question, however, is whether there is an issue running the water lines right along with the wiring. I guess not?
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My question, however, is whether there is an issue running the water lines right along with the wiring. I guess not?

Nope...

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