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Old 10-04-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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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?

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

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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.
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There are no restrictions
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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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