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I am redoing a new bathroom. I have a metal electrical box that I want to replace (because it is an odd size from the 50s). The current one is simply screwed to a wood cross (2x4) running horizontally. Can I screw the new one into wood? I know I can but is it code compliant?

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It's unclear if you're trying to connect a metal box or a vanity light (or both), what this "wooden cross" is, or why using a "metal rod" would be the normal way to connect ... whatever it is you're trying to connect. If you can link to examples of the products you're talking about and/or take pictures of what you have we can provide much better help. – gregmac Aug 26 '13 at 14:14
@gregmac - is that better? – Tom Aug 26 '13 at 15:47
@Tom: that is an improvement, but what is the wood cross? Is it part of the framing? – wallyk Aug 26 '13 at 15:58
@wallyk - yea it is part of the framing - just a 2x4 used to hold up the old metal box. – Tom Aug 26 '13 at 16:22
A picture might make it clearer. – Tester101 Aug 26 '13 at 17:43

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