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tbone2004 10-04-2012 07:48 AM

wire limitations between studs?
 
I have relocated a door that goes from my house into my garage. So I have the first section to the right of the door with the sheetrock removed. I have a 2 gang box on the inside room nailed closest to the door going out to the garage. It is attached to the left stud. I need to put the 2 gang switch box on the garage side in that same space - so I was going to attach it opposite of the existing switch box - so it would be on the right stud. Is there a limit to how many 14/2 wires I can run up inside that space? It may be like 3 up the left stud and 3 up the right stud. Is this OK?

Hope this makes sense.

gregzoll 10-04-2012 07:51 AM

Hard to picture with what you wrote. Can you post some pictures showing what you are talking about.

tbone2004 10-04-2012 07:57 AM

Not at the moment.

But basically - in the space between studs (16") can I have (2) 2-gang switch boxes? One faces in to the room, the other faces out to the garage side. I was curious if there are restrictions to having two switch boxes sharing the space between studs. One will be on the left stud and one on the right stud.

Julius793 10-04-2012 08:13 AM

There are no restrictions

electures 10-04-2012 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tbone2004 (Post 1023534)
I have relocated a door that goes from my house into my garage. So I have the first section to the right of the door with the sheetrock removed. I have a 2 gang box on the inside room nailed closest to the door going out to the garage. It is attached to the left stud. I need to put the 2 gang switch box on the garage side in that same space - so I was going to attach it opposite of the existing switch box - so it would be on the right stud. Is there a limit to how many 14/2 wires I can run up inside that space? It may be like 3 up the left stud and 3 up the right stud. Is this OK?

Hope this makes sense.

No limit. Just use stackers.

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