Can You Run NM-B Between J-Box and Wall Stud? (pic)
I have a few j-boxes where I've run NM-B cable between the j-box and the wall stud as shown in the picture. The cables are not pinched and there seems to be plenty of room... I just don't know if it's legal. I did a similar thing around a round nail-on box for the wall sconces.
The reason I ran them this way is there's another single gang receptacle box on the wall below and the existing cable (which is a home run for the kitchen circuit) will only reach that far... there isn't enough slack to run around the (new) 3-gang switch box.
I can run a new home run if necessary... please advise.