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For USA jobs, the national electric code mandates a minimum of 1 1/4" from the edge of the wood to the cable (reference NEC Section 300-4). In other words, if your screw mounts less than about an inch into the wood, and the wire was installed correctly, you're fine. I'd recommend using a bracket with a series of shorter screws rather than one big one. ...


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If the mounting hardware would hit a cable, you need only move the mirror a few inches to avoid it. Cut a small hole in the drywall / plaster and look in the wall. See where the cables go and hang the mirror in a way that doesn't hurt them. Cut the hole in a place that the mirror will cover, and you don't need to worry about doing a good repair job on it. ...



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