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bj80422
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Posted - 02/12/2014 :  9:41:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can someone point me to the best practice for installing a structured wiring box meant for 16" centers into 24" centers?

It's a 28" Elk, so I was wondering if screwing one side into the studs would be enough surface contact to hold it tight?

Or would I need to build out a frame to screw into the stud on opposite side and then screw the box into that?

Tried to google what others were doing but came up with nothing.

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Posted - 02/12/2014 :  10:36:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Adding a stud is an easy option and allows access to the top and bottom of the panel which a frame won't allow.

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Posted - 02/15/2014 :  5:50:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by stusviews

Adding a stud is an easy option and allows access to the top and bottom of the panel which a frame won't allow.



I forgot to mention, this is old work, so I don't think adding a stud will be possible, unless you have some really good tricks.

When I mentioned a frame, I did not mean framing top and bottom, just a frame to reach from the far stud to the side of the box.
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Posted - 02/15/2014 :  6:19:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
In old work, a frame from the far stud also requires opening the wall to attach to the far stud and is not nearly as strong as a stud. Sliding a frame in as a spacer is inadequate.

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Posted - 02/16/2014 :  12:06:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by stusviews

In old work, a frame from the far stud also requires opening the wall to attach to the far stud and is not nearly as strong as a stud. Sliding a frame in as a spacer is inadequate.



That's what I was afraid of, thanks for the info.
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