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Hows things? Im wondering how to mount a subpanel so its set

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Hey kevin hows things? Im wondering how to mount a subpanel so its set back into the wall. Its only 9x12.5 and isnt as wide as the space between beams. Will i just side mount it to one beam?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be glad to assist you. Cut your opening tight to one stud and float a short 2X4/on the other side to hold the enclosure in the wall on that side.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Do you mean float the 2x4 horizontally from the side not connected to the beam to the opposite beam?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.

Verticly. A couple of drywall screws will keep in place.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The studs are vertical, so i assume you mean to attach it from the side of the panel to the stud and support it with 2x4s above and below it?
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.

No, cut it and slip it into the wall on the side without a stud. Put two screws into the face of the wall to hold it in place. Set the panel and screw it to the wall stud and the floating stud. It is only to hold the box in the wall.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Oooooh ok gotcha. Thx mike
Expert:  Mike G. replied 2 years ago.

It's done all the time. You're welcome.

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