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, 2013 at 14:14
  • @gregmac - is that better?
    – Tom
    Aug 26, 2013 at 15:47
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    @Tom: that is an improvement, but what is the wood cross? Is it part of the framing?
    – wallyk
    Aug 26, 2013 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, 2013 at 16:22
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    A picture might make it clearer.
    – Tester101
    Aug 26, 2013 at 17:43


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