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Old 03-03-2011, 04:37 AM   #16
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I don't like it when they use the lath to support a box because I don't consider that structure. Yes I know old work boxes just grip the drywall but I still hate it.

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:07 AM   #17
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his looks like what was done in my house: two pieces of wood were nailed between the studs, spaced properly to allow the box to fit, then the ears screwed to those pieces of wood. its actually incredibly strong and a huge pain to remove.

i have a picture of the backside of one in my house

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I don't like it when they use the lath to support a box because I don't consider that structure. Yes I know old work boxes just grip the drywall but I still hate it.
I can understand why you hate it, but you specifically stated it would not be allowed.

We were wondering where in the code this is stated.
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I can understand why you hate it, but you specifically stated it would not be allowed.

We were wondering where in the code this is stated.
maybe that was a bit of an overstatment

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