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Old 12-13-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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Hi there,

Quick question for you guys. I've got a vent stack going up a wall that I'm moving that's causing some wiring headache. I've got the studs exposed so I thought I was doing the best thing by putting in a new work box. Problem is there was no way to attach it where I wanted it due to the vent. So, it's recessed more than I'd like...a lot more. When I go to put the drywall on it will be covered completely. The box protrudes just to the end of the studs. So, I'll be about 1/2" recessed when drywall is on.

I wasn't a fan of the old work boxes, because I didn't think they were quite stout enough for the vanity light, which is heavier than it looks.

So, the question, how do I make up for the 1/2" recess when I go to put the light on after the drywall? If there is a better way to attach the box I can do that do...nothing is final yet.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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You could use something like an Arlington BE1R box extender to make up the difference.

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Looks promising. Does that affect the load bearing capacity of the original box?
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Could you flip the box around 180* and install the brace infront of the vent?
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No, but you will need longer 8-32 screws.
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Could you flip the box around 180* and install the brace infront of the vent?
I tried that, but then the box sticks out way too far....
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How far are you from the top plate?
Just wondering if you scabbed two or three 2X's from the top plate, then use
an Allied 9351,(or any nail-on ceiling box)and nail it on the scabbed boards
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How far are you from the top plate?
Just wondering if you scabbed two or three 2X's from the top plate, then use
an Allied 9351,(or any nail-on ceiling box)and nail it on the scabbed boards
That's a possibility. It's not a great distance, but it would be more work at this point. I suppose if I can still use the box I've already installed , I'd prefer it.
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Add a stud and use a nail on box.
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Add a stud and use a nail on box.
Bottom piece of drywall is glued and screwed
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You could put in a piece of blocking above the top of the bottom drywall piece, and then put in a cripple stud.

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