Can I float the outlet box anywhere in between the studs? The new outlet will be on a 15 amp circuit. The existing wiring in the wall is 14/2. I am putting in a double gang box with duplex outlets for power to the very back corner of my garage. I do not want to cutout the box next to the stud because I do not want to disturb existing wires that are running on the stud or wrapped around any outlet box.
Total 14/2 Romex run will be about 3ft . This includes the 6-8" of excess wire from the wall plate. The next question is the height of the new outlet. Does it matter? I have a single gang duplex outlet already but need more outlets. I tapped the existing outlet to run flat screen tv's to both the laundry room and garage. Those are on a 20 amp circuit. This outlet is on a 15amp circuit. I need the extra plugs for surge protectors for a computer and for charging tools.
I do not want the new outlets high but I want them higher than the standard outlet height. I have work benches where the outlets can fish power cords through or have a stationary surge protector on a shelf under the work bench. This new outlet will be in the corner of the garage and there is likely never going to be any wall penetration in the future. I want to make sure everything is safe.
I have Wago's for connection the two new outlets and insure push to connect 3 wire connectors for the ground pigtails. I have 14/2 Romex, will that be ok? The existing wire is 14/2. This is 1998/1999 construction.