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Old 09-01-2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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Need to add an outlet on my bedroom circuit. I have an outlet box that's easy to get to which has two cables going into it. Can I just run an additional cable into it (assuming the box is large enough, or I can replace the box) and run it to the new outlet?

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Basically - Yes
More in depth - you need to make sure that the box is big enough & has enough volume to fit all the wires
Each box has a different fill capacity for the number of wires/devices
Is it a metal box, blue box ?

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Basically - Yes
More in depth - you need to make sure that the box is big enough & has enough volume to fit all the wires
Each box has a different fill capacity for the number of wires/devices
Is it a metal box, blue box ?
Neither plastic gray. The back of the wall is exposed so I can easily put a metal 4x4" box.
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Yes you can
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The back of the wall is exposed so I can easily put a metal 4x4" box.
Then you can more easily put a single gang plastic nail on box.


What is the fascination with metal boxes
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Then you can more easily put a single gang plastic nail on box.


What is the fascination with metal boxes
I find the strain relief for plastic boxes to be less than sufficient. I also do not like the thickness of the of the flange when they are used as an old work box.

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