Can two electrical boxes be placed in the same stud cavity?
If so, are there restrictions by code?
Thanks in advance.
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8/19/2022 08:26:20 am
I'm assuming this is in a fire-rated wall, and the boxes are on opposite sides of the wall within the same stud cavity.
David Toshio Williams
8/19/2022 04:08:59 pm
Better to have them in separate stud cavities, but even there you have to be sure the studs create the proper fire separation. The wall assembly as identified in the UL (or other) listing should help you with the required separation.
8/20/2022 06:39:52 am
If in a rated wall in the same cavity you can use a rated fire stopping system (putty pads) to restore the rating.
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