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I am using metal studs and need electrical boxes/clips for them. I went to local HD and they did not have what I needed.

Can I use piece of wood (2X4 10"-12") screwed to metal studs and put regular boxes and clips for wood? Will it be up to the code?

If not, I need to buy boxes/clips for metal studs. Where can I buy them and how are they different from the ones for wood?

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Mich, the blue Carlon boxes with the metal bracket on the side are made to attach to steel or wood studs. You'll need a couple of sheet-metal or drywall screws for secure attachment.

You could also attach regular nail-on boxes to 1' pieces of 2x4, and then screw them to the studs, again with sheet-metal or drywall screws through the metal and into the wood.

The 1' of wood will give you room for a cable staple. Beyond the wood, you should secure the cable with wire-ties that hace screw-eyes and the afore-mentioned screws, or self-adhesive ones.

If the cable rund through holes in the metal, they must be protected with plastic "grommets" made for the purpose, and properly attached. Flex-enclosed cables don't require this protection.

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Larry,
Thanks a lot for reply. One more question: do you have a picture (or website) of this wire-tie with screw hole? That's exactly what I was looking for and could not find at HD.
Thanks a lot for your help.
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I think it's more of an "eyelet" (rather than a "screw-eye"). AKA a "mounting head."

http://www.planetcableties.com/specialty_ties.shtml

I did a quick google search and found this supplier, but no pic (sorry):
http://www.rcgoptic.com/cwsupplies.html
(item CT-8SC)



Also, Nelco makes a screw mount for their ties:
http://www.nelcoproducts.com/shoppin...t=Screw+Mounts

or an anchor mount:
http://www.nelcoproducts.com/shoppin...+Anchor+Mounts

or a low-profile mount:
http://www.nelcoproducts.com/shoppin...+Profile+Mount
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How was that? I answered you by remote control, the same way my cats make the doors open. :D

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Larry, we are all but puppets in your remote control world. :D :D :D
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Thanks, all. I really get a lot of answers from this site and you guys (and gals) are great. Thanks for the help.
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