Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-16-2007, 08:31 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 21
Share |
Default

What's code for wiring distance from end of studs?


Hi,

I'm currently remodeling my basement, and had an electrician rough-in the wiring last week. Could someone tell me what code is for the distance from the wires in a 2x4 stud wall to the edge of the wall? I think it's either 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 inches?

Several spots are 1 3/8. The electrician said he'd come back and nail metal plates over them, but if code is 1 1/4 I don't want to bother.

I'll be using 1/2" dryall and 1 1/4" screws, so I should be OK. However, I want to make sure I don't have any surprises come inspection time. Thanks.

Webguy64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2007, 02:08 PM   #2
UAW SKILLED TRADES
 
Stubbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4,998
Default

What's code for wiring distance from end of studs?


It's 1 1/4" from the face of the stud.....NEC Art. 300.4(A)(1).

Stubbie

Stubbie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2007, 05:58 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 21
Default

What's code for wiring distance from end of studs?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Stubbie View Post
It's 1 1/4" from the face of the stud.....NEC Art. 300.4(A)(1).

Stubbie
Cool. That's what I was hoping. Thanks, Stubbie!

Webguy64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bathroom outlet - distance from tub?? plbsplbs Electrical 11 07-09-2007 08:22 PM
Another Bryant 383KVA with code 31 problems rpgIVguru HVAC 1 02-05-2007 01:47 PM
nails and staples missed studs in garage dingler44 Building & Construction 1 10-10-2006 11:10 PM
1950's Roof Framing Strength KempLN Building & Construction 21 06-17-2006 10:06 AM
How to line up trusses with studs aero_ub Carpentry 5 04-24-2006 03:48 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.