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by Tacomaking09
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: having trouble fitting wires in box
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: having trouble fitting wires in box

I managed to find some deep boxes from the store, originally those one piece welded 14.5 CU ones were 2.5" deep, so I scooped up some 3x2x3" gangable 15 CU deep ones. Also picked up some 14/2 wire. So much room for activities inside those boxes now :lol:
by Tacomaking09
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: having trouble fitting wires in box
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: having trouble fitting wires in box

Can you post a pic of your work? It would be really helpful to see what you're doing in order to offer suggestions. Generally a common thing novices do is not strip the sheathing of NM cable far enough back to where the cable enters the box. The correct procedure is to insert the cable into the box...
by Tacomaking09
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: having trouble fitting wires in box
Replies: 12
Views: 410

having trouble fitting wires in box

I am running electrical in my basement. I am going to be doing 12/2 wiring for future-proofing on a 15a Breaker.. I have 14.5 CU and when folding up the wires and cramming in the receptacle it gets pretty tight.. I was leaving the length of the wires coming from the sheath around 5", and then cuttin...
by Tacomaking09
Sat May 04, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing doors under low ducts
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Framing doors under low ducts

Hello, found the forum through youtube thank you for the help in advance. I am trying to renovate an area in the basement and was wondering if I could use a 1x6 as a top plate for my door walls under duct work instead of 2x4 to provide an area for drywall ceiling to attach to, and to also give me ar...