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keithh
New Electrical runs in Mud Post Beam House

Friends,

We are renovating an old (>100yo) house. The walls are post and beam with angled beams. We removed all the plaster and lath. Our challenge is to run wiring and mount boxes in the mud or on the beams as there are no studs to affix boxes.

We could easily rout out the mud to place a box but then we would have nothing to anchor it to. Another obvious option would be to stud out from the beams giving room for the boxes on the stud but that would then require us to put extension jams on all the windows (a project we do not embrace)

Question: What ideas are out there for anchoring electrical in the mud/beam construction style?

Is there a bracket made that would allow the box to be anchored to the angled beam? Like a sheet metal box mount to flush mount on the beams? Are there other ideas?

Thank you so much.

Keith

Timothy Miller
Re: New Electrical runs in Mud Post Beam House

Howdy, consider contacting the regional building department in Santa Fe NM they should be able to direct you to how it is done in adobe, mud brick, homes without any wood framing. I do not know if there is a state electrical department but that would be a great place for ideas from one of the electrical inspectors.

keithh
Re: New Electrical runs in Mud Post Beam House

Thank you, that is a great idea. KH

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