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#13421 - 09/03/02 04:46 PM metal studs
daniel damon Offline
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this is most likely an easy ?, but i do not know the ans. the ? is "can you use plastic boxes on metal studs? also, where can i find it in the code book." hope someone can help

thanks

dan
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#13422 - 09/03/02 04:54 PM Re: metal studs
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I believe you can, there are some plastic outlet boxes that are listed for metal studs. I believe the code section you would be looking for is 110-3 (b). Here in NJ we are still using the '99 code. But I am sure it hasn't change. This is the section that says you have to install the product as per the manufactures instruction.
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#13423 - 09/03/02 04:59 PM Re: metal studs
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I just pulled out a Raco catalog and they have a box that is listed for both metal or wood studs. The model # is 7717 for a 1 gang and # 7834 for a 2 gang plastic box. I am sure that Carlon and others have them too.
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#13424 - 09/03/02 05:04 PM Re: metal studs
daniel damon Offline
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thanks for the help harold...


dan



[This message has been edited by daniel damon (edited 09-03-2002).]
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#13425 - 09/03/02 05:38 PM Re: metal studs
arseegee Offline
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Yes you can. P&S makes a good variety with several different fastening options.
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