Sharing 2 sides of a stud

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Sharing 2 sides of a stud

Post by jeb101 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:26 am

I am about to rough in my electrical for the basement, and I am also running ~200m of ethernet as well, my original plan is to share the opposite side of the stud I am going to put the power on for 2x ethernet lines (cat6 UTP cable). I know not to use the same runs as AC, and all that fun stuff, but code wise, I am uncertain if you are allowed to share a stud. One side has an outlet, the other has ethernet.

I'm in NB if that helps.

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Re: Sharing 2 sides of a stud

Post by Shannon » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:00 am

As I understand it you basically are attaching a box on each side of a stud , one for each item? This is not a problem . If you look carefully you can see that in this picture as well where the two boxer are without covers
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Re: Sharing 2 sides of a stud

Post by jeb101 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:53 am

Shannon wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:00 am
As I understand it you basically are attaching a box on each side of a stud , one for each item? This is not a problem . If you look carefully you can see that in this picture as well where the two boxer are without covers


That's exactly it, I just wanted to make sure it would be OK and to code doing this. Wasn't sure simply because of the potential risks it may cause if you use too long a screw or something and puncture the next box or something silly like that.

Glad to see this will work, it'll make everything that much easier for me.


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Re: Sharing 2 sides of a stud

Post by Shannon » Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:02 pm

Ya no problem. You only need screws that are 1” to 1-1/4 “ at the most
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Re: Sharing 2 sides of a stud

Post by Aaron » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:35 pm

Use short 1" construction screws to secure boxes, if you can. Then it will be extremely unlikely you will damage cable from screws. Then use no more than 1 1/4" drywall screws to hang 1/2" drywall.

If you want to be very careful, you can put steel protector plates over stud faces that have cables going through drilled holes. These are REQUIRED if a hole or notch for the cable is less than 1 1/4" deep from the facing edge of a stud.

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Re: Sharing 2 sides of a stud

Post by emtnut » Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:28 pm

jeb101 wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:26 am

I'm in NB if that helps.
Got snow ??? :mrgreen: :lol:

Yeah, no worries on CEC code for that.

btw ... You do realize almost ALL of Canada is on the other side of Quebec, don't you :mrgreen:
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