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metal studs #13421
09/03/02 06:46 PM
09/03/02 06:46 PM
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daniel damon  Offline OP
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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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Re: metal studs #13422
09/03/02 06:54 PM
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harold endean  Offline
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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.

Re: metal studs #13423
09/03/02 06:59 PM
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harold endean  Offline
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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.

Re: metal studs #13424
09/03/02 07:04 PM
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daniel damon  Offline OP
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thanks for the help harold...


dan



[This message has been edited by daniel damon (edited 09-03-2002).]

Re: metal studs #13425
09/03/02 07:38 PM
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arseegee  Offline
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Yes you can. P&S makes a good variety with several different fastening options.


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