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EBK ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL

19th Edition
Simmons
ISBN: 9781337516549

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EBK ELECTRICAL WIRING RESIDENTIAL

19th Edition
Simmons
ISBN: 9781337516549
Textbook Problem

When a switch (device) box is nailed to a stud, and the nail runs through the box, the nails must not interfere with the wiring space. To accomplish this, keep the nail:

  1. a. halfway between the front and rear of the box.
  2. b. a maximum of ¼ in. (6 mm) from the front edge of the box.
  3. c. a maximum of ¼ in. (6 mm) from the rear of the box.

To determine

Choose the appropriate option that provides the nail’s place to accomplish the given condition.

Explanation

Discussion:

Consider that the device box or switch box is nailed to a stud. The nails should not interfere with the space utilized for wiring when nail runs in the switch box.

According to NEC 314.23(B)(1), the nails should be kept at a maximum distance of ¼ in., which is 6 mm from the back side of the switch box...

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