Personally I’d take the itching powder, and set up a distribution system wherein the powder gets distributed proportionally to the size of each room, and any occupant gets to enjoy the powder when the AC is turned on, as opposed to keeping it all in one room.
Someone changed their mind. The pedestal sink was centered where the box is now but the vanity he is installing centers on the stud. So it looks to me like I can just turn off the breaker, remove that screw, and reposition the box over the stud. Maybe I can even get two screws in there. Am I missing something? I don’t want to burn the house down.
@RiotDemon@sammydog01 Whether this is on the wall or ceiling, the issue is the amount of space within the box. The pancake box may be insufficient to code.
Is there any stamping on that box of its internal volume (cu. in.)? Per the National Electric Code (NEC), you need 2 cu. in. per 14 gauge wire, 2.25 cu. in. per 12 gauge wire. A 14-2 NM (Romex) would require 6 cu. in., 12-2 would require 6.75 cu. in.
@narfcake@RiotDemon The wires were actually out of the box when I removed the fixture so this probably isn’t big enough for code. I wouldn’t put it past a builder to move a sink to avoid dealing with that stud. I’ll check out that saddle box, thanks for the recommendation, but it may just be time for an electrician.
My light fixture boxes have never been that shallow to fit over the stud and flush with the wall. Looks like that is what that box is made for though. Just make sure you don’t pinch the wires between the box and stud when you move it. Hopefully your new fixture has space for the extra wires to be safely hidden after making the connection.
I thought the box had to go over the wire so I dug out a bunch of wallboard. Then I realized it had to go in the middle of the box so I dug out a bunch more wallboard. Then I realized the wire is too shallow in the stud for the box to fit and I have a big fucking hole in the wall.
For covering such a cutout, I find it’s easier to trim out the hole and use a new piece of sheet rock with a bevel cut so the new piece won’t just fall in. Screw in the new piece onto the stud, just above and below the cutout.
@RiotDemon@narfcake Instead of following your advice I bought a patch big enough to cover the whole thing. I figured I could cut a hole in the middle. Except it is made out of sheet metal. So I used every tool in the box and cut out a circle like shape and slapped it on the wall. It’s kind of wavy on the right but I’m beyond caring right now. The image is probably sideways again but fuck it. Thanks!