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Wiring behind medicine cabinet


I want to put a recessed medicine cabinet in my bathroom but it would be in the space where the wires come down for the switches and outlet. There would be about 3/8" of space between the back of the medicine cabinet and the opposite drywall. Can the NM wires be run through that space or do I need to find a way around?

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It may not be code compliant due to the possibility of some on driving a nail or screw through the back side drywall and hitting the wire, but it is commonly done. No splices back there , right?

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It may not be code compliant due to the possibility of some on driving a nail or screw through the back side drywall and hitting the wire, but it is commonly done. No splices back there , right?
No, no splices. I'm having second thoughts about puttiing the cabinet there so the point may be moot anyway.
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