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Old 02-20-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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I want to put some JBoxes in my unfinished attic. It has a floor. I know the JBoxes must be accessible. Am I allowed to mount them face up in the floor?

I've been looking through my books, but cannot find a prohibition (of course, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist).

FYI, I want to mount them in the floor so I don't have to run the cable up through the floor to mount it on the rafters. There is no 'wall' in this attic space.
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i don't see why not, as long as you have the covers screwed on.
if there's some weird reason why not, someone will let us BOTH know, i'm sure. Po)

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i don't see why not, as long as you have the covers screwed on.
if there's some weird reason why not, someone will let us BOTH know, i'm sure. Po)

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I made 5 like that in my parrents attic. Power came up via EMT into a 8x8x4, them went out to various sections of the attic via 12 gage in the joists, that is what fed the 4x4's, which made there drops to lights, outlets, etc.

I mount them to the joist, so the wires are all in the joist cavity, not sticking up. I often have a box extension on that sticks up a couple inches above the joists.

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Yes, it is perfectly compliant. Chris75 has a link or picture of the plastic type he uses. They are adjustable for wood floors, carpet or any other floor medium.
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Yes, it is perfectly compliant. Chris75 has a link or picture of the plastic type he uses. They are adjustable for wood floors, carpet or any other floor medium.

I think the OP is just talking about a j-box in the attic, not a floor receptacle.
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I think the OP is just talking about a j-box in the attic, not a floor receptacle.
Speaking of floor receptacle, that's when I got my first taste of using a paddle bit with berber carpet.
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Speaking of floor receptacle, that's when I got my first taste of using a paddle bit with berber carpet.

Yikes! Always razor blade first. but I think you figured that out.
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Speaking of floor receptacle, that's when I got my first taste of using a paddle bit with berber carpet.
*ouch* how's the wrist?

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The wrist is fine. Other than having 2 runs 1" wide running the length of the customers living room. I was lucky he said, "Ah, don't worry about it, we wanted to replace this carpet anyway, so now we have a reason. (eew awww)
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that's what HE said.... i wonder what the wife said later..... heh heh

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I can't be 100 % certain as my CEC does have subtle difference from your NEC, however being that there is a floor in your attic, it is considered as such (a floor), and it would not be allowed (here), even though the space is not used as a room or is not finished, in my instance if I were in your situation here I would be best to actually make a short section of wall( 2 or more studs), perhaps at a low point of the rafters, bring the wires up through the floor in a protected manner (where they emerge from the floor) and mount the JB on a 2x4. even if it is not absolutly required, in my opinion would be the safest, as who knows what the future owners of your house may do even if your not using the space. Then I follow the code as minimum standards and go beyond those when cost allows, also trying to anticipate any future posibilities of what is being done so it does not become an issue at some point in the future. an example of something simular, here we can mount JB's on ceiling joists in an attic and allow them to be covered in insulation, every job I do I mount them in a manner that they are well above the insulation leval so if there is an issue even 50 years later they are easily found.
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Dang it, you're probably right. I should run it up to the ceiling and protect it from damage. What if I PROMISE to do that when we do the tear off for the new roof.

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