Access panels in sheetrock ceilings
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Posted Thursday, April 11, 2019 5:58 PM
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What is the recommended distance between access panels for pulling cables in hard ceilings?

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Posted Wednesday, July 10, 2019 5:30 PM
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Cables just laying on top of the sheet rock? That's not best practice, so the distance between access panels isn't going to be defined in a standard or "best practices" document like the TDMM.

Practically speaking, it depends on the routing and how many "obstructions" are in the ceiling (ie light fixtures, speakers, fire alarm, fire sprinkler, ductwork, etc) that would make pulling cable more difficult. Could be 10 feet, could be 30 feet.
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