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May 30, 2:16 PM [GMT -5]

JUst preparing to start.. They finished framing my house. A lot going on for sure.. I thought this article was great.. Glad I ran across this site.. 2 thumbs up..

October 16, 7:04 PM [GMT -5]

One of the better articles I've read.

Couple things as mentioned was the location of outlets from floor didn't sound right to me.

Good otherwise.

August 30, 12:53 AM [GMT -5]

ADA says 15" minimum from finish floor to a receptacle, that means 19" to top of box. 12" OC is bad advise.
For switches it is 48" max to top of switch so 48 OC is too high. I recommend 42 " to top of box to avoid most drywall mud.

October 18, 7:18 PM [GMT -5]

If a hole has less than 1.25 inches to the edge of the framing member code requires a protective plate. If the wiring is going where cabinets will be installed, I would suggest striker plates wherever cabinet mounting screws could possibly go.
300.4 Protection Against Physical Damage.
Where subject to physical damage, conductors shall be protected.
(A) Cables and Raceways Through Wood Members.
(1) Bored Holes. In both exposed and concealed locations, where a cable- or raceway-type wiring method is installed through bored holes in joists, rafters, or wood members, holes shall be bored so that the edge of the hole is not less than 32 mm (11/4 in.) from the nearest edge of the wood member. Where this distance cannot be maintained, the cable or raceway shall be protected from penetration by screws or nails by a steel plate(s) or bushing(s), at least 1.6 mm (1/16 in.) thick, and of appropriate length and width installed to cover the area of the wiring.

October 18, 7:10 PM [GMT -5]

With respect to measuring to where the center of the box goes, you may find it a little easier to measure the box and mark your studs for the bottom of the box. Trying to "eye" the exact center of a box is difficult. We will often shoot a laser and have the beam at the point where the lower screw for the device attaches.

This is most critical when dealing with finished surfaces that show boxes not being perfectly aligned, such as baseboard, tile, etc.

An example might be outlets at 16" on center, and a box that is 4", The bottom of the box will be at 14". You can notch a 2x4 so that it insets at 14" and use that to set all low elevation receptacles..

August 02, 10:07 PM [GMT -5]

Excellent article outlining how to wire a structure. I will be starting the wiring of my shed in the near future.

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