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Old 01-18-2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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I need to add an 'old work' junction box to my garage (behind a firewall). Does the box have to be metal, or will plastic be sufficient (pass a code inspection)?

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Need to be asking your local building dept. not some strangers that have no idea where your located since you did not add you location in your profile.

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Old 01-18-2013, 10:49 PM   #3
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it has to be rated for outdoor use...remember to run the wires in a conduit.
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the romex is run along the ceiling. My understanding is that conduit is not required unless exposed wire is below 7" from the ceiling. Does that sound right to you?


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If the romex is surface mounted, why wouldn't you simply install a surface mounted box?
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Whether its surface mounted or in the wall, is there a requirement on being a metal box? I was hoping to put the box in the wall and putting a putting some shelves over that part of the wall.

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Old 01-18-2013, 11:15 PM   #8
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You can use plastic unless there are local codes stating otherwise. If I'm not mistaken, a 1G plastic box has a 1 HR fire rating.

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