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Can I install a switch and outlet wire in the same hole?


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Yes, you can put both wires in the same hole. Just make sure the wiring is protected in the center of the framing. Install Safety Nail Plates if needed. See the Wiring Projects link below for some pictures of installing electrical wiring and safety plates…..

Electrical Question from John about Home Wiring

Question: Can I run a wire for a 3-way switch & a wire for a receptacle through the same drill hole?

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question John. Good question – Yes, you can put both wires in the same hole.  Just make sure the wiring is protected in the center of the framing. Install Safety Nail Plates if needed. See the Wiring Projects link below for some pictures of installing electrical wiring and safety plates.

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