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scott b

01:11PM | 07/23/03
Member Since: 04/24/03
6 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
We added a bathroom to our house. We now have a problem adding the switch box for the bathroom on the opposite side of the wall of the living room box. The exhisting box for the living room is a 3 gang box mounted 48" to the top of the box. How do I mount another 3 gang switch box for the bathroom on the opposite side of the wall. I would like to stay at the same height as the living room switches, and moving it over to the next stud would put it 14" from the door, which is too far. I cannot find 'thru' boxes that are 4 1/2" deep for a standard wall depth, and 2" deep boxes do not give enough room for wires and dimmer switches. Any suggestions??

txsparky

06:12PM | 07/23/03
Member Since: 08/30/02
5 lifetime posts
Are you saying that there is room for the box to go next to the existing one, but just nothing to mount it to?

scott b

02:24AM | 07/24/03
Member Since: 04/24/03
6 lifetime posts
No, there is not enough room between the studs for 2 (3-gang) boxes side by side. Remember they are also opposing each other in different rooms as well. If possible, I would like the switches to be exactly the same distance from the door in both rooms. Is that possible. Thanks

MrElectricOly

07:35PM | 08/04/03
Member Since: 05/11/03
62 lifetime posts
There are gangable through the wall boxes, but there has to be an easier solution. I would reccomend mounting the switches in the bathroom lower (closer to vanity height) so you can fit them in. This is not a small job and you may want to hire a proffessional. Mr. Electric
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