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sandyman720 09-11-2007 08:20 PM

Work Box in between 2 studs
 
How do you place a work box in between 2 studs?

jbfan 09-11-2007 08:29 PM

How close are the studs?

sandyman720 09-12-2007 05:14 AM

16" o.c.

Speedy Petey 09-12-2007 05:27 AM

I don't get the question.

How about a bit more detail.

HouseHelper 09-12-2007 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sandyman720 (Post 62550)
How do you place a work box in between 2 studs?

Cut it in after the wall covering is up?

sandyman720 09-12-2007 06:52 AM

The question is:

For a new construction home, how do you put in a "new work" receptacle box if you want to place it in between 2 studs.

For example if the middle point between 2 windows falls between 2 studs and you want to put a sconce there.

Thanks

Matt

HouseHelper 09-12-2007 07:24 AM

1. Cut in after wall is finished (easiest)
2. Use light box with integral mounting bar
3. Cut 2x4 to fit and mount box to that.

Speedy Petey 09-12-2007 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HouseHelper (Post 62622)
1. Cut in after wall is finished (easiest)
2. Use light box with integral mounting bar
3. Cut 2x4 to fit and mount box to that.

EXACTLY :thumbsup:

Stubbie 09-12-2007 09:52 PM

One other thing is be careful on the box size. Some sconces will not cover a 4 inch round. Some big boxes are now carrying the smaller boxes and specialty boxes to allow for applications like sconces.

Stubbie


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