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Old 07-20-2008, 07:24 PM   #16
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Makes lots of sense but why don't they want to approve a product such as the Tyco kit used in mobile homes for every house in the country? If that plastic thingy can be UL listed, I would think that a similar product could be designed, tested and approved for a stud home which would be a great way to avoid the aggravation of having to install a JB in some unsightly spot in order to add 4 ft of lenth to an existing run.
I have installed the services and other install work on the mobile homes and prefab homes which use those splice do dads on romex. But they do remain accessible. Not in J boxes but behind removable panels or in the attic next to the scuttle.

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Old 07-21-2008, 04:21 AM   #17
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I have installed the services and other install work on the mobile homes and prefab homes which use those splice do dads on romex. But they do remain accessible. Not in J boxes but behind removable panels or in the attic next to the scuttle.

John, this is interesting. You have to keep them accessible even though 334.40(B) says that they can be concealed and fished!?!
Do you go the extra mile to make troubleshooting down the line easier or do you keep them accessible to please the inspector?
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John, this is interesting. You have to keep them accessible even though 334.40(B) says that they can be concealed and fished!?!
Do you go the extra mile to make troubleshooting down the line easier or do you keep them accessible to please the inspector?
I'm not sure we are talking about the same thing. The connectors I'm referring to are flat plastic push together connectors for the three or four conductors of a romex connection. They are used to connect the wiring of the two halves of a double wide or prefab home. But they would pull apart I think during fishing. I wish I could find a link to them or had taken a picture. Most of the homes I have done with these supplied have had them located in the attic and thus would be accessible. The last one was behind a removable metal grill in a bedroom closet. I am not sure if they need to remain accessible per code, just that it works out that way. I don't think the connectors are very suitable for fishing. One would need a large hole for one thing. I am not sure what 334.40 is referring to. I need a picture.
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I think I know what you are talking about. I have seen those things with modular homes, to connect the sections, but they were always, as you said, accessible.
I'm not sure if that is what that article is referring to.

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