I want to partially take down the wall that currently serves as my staircase handrail. I will replace that portion of the wall with a cable rail.
The picture above was taken while the house was under construction. The portion to be removed is outlined in blue.
As you can see, the portion I want to remove has some cables run through it. What's the best way to deal with them?
I figured I will most likely have to "take in" the extra cable length and connect each side in a cable box using 6-in pigtails. Would I be able to run the cables diagonally along the lower 2x6? Are there any requirements I should be aware of (I live in Washington state)?
I only know about cable stapling/clamp distances (< 8 in from a plastic box, < 12 in from a metal box, < 4 ft 6 in along framing), distance to the face of the stud (>= 1 1/4 in without metal plate protection), and the general height of the cable box (12-18 in).