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duker 03-04-2012 09:57 PM

Carlon 1 gang new work shallow box question
 
New to the chat room and looking for some help. I installed a new work 1 gang plastic shallow box that has a fold over cover for the left hand side of the box. So half the box is covered by this plastic snap cover that folds over and I'm putting a switch on the right half of the box. When I fix the drywall- can i cover the left half leaving with drywall only the switch exposed? It seems like how it's designed but it would be tough to get to junctions on the left side of the box and wanted to make sure this wasn't against code. Thanks for any help here.

brric 03-04-2012 10:09 PM

Got a picture of this box?

jbfan 03-04-2012 10:23 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Carlon-B117RSW.../dp/B000LPTDVG

Is this what you are talking about?

If so, then yes, you can sheetrock over one side, but this is made as an old work box to be used in exsisting shhetrock.

How did you mount it?

duker 03-05-2012 08:27 AM

http://www.homedepot.com/buy/electri...ck-178456.html

Here's the link to the box I'm using. Nailed it into a stud

rjniles 03-05-2012 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duker (Post 870812)
http://www.homedepot.com/buy/electri...ck-178456.html

Here's the link to the box I'm using. Nailed it into a stud

I have never seen that box but it is a kinda a new work version of the one JBFAN referenced. You can drywall over the (left) side.You can work on the wiring from the single gang side of the box. Leave enough slack in your wires.

Code05 03-05-2012 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by duker (Post 870812)
http://www.homedepot.com/buy/electri...ck-178456.html

Here's the link to the box I'm using. Nailed it into a stud

The box is fine, you can cover the left side with sheetrock.

You need to leave your wires and splices extra long to comply with the free wire rule.

300.14 Length of Free Conductors at Outlets, Junctions,
and Switch Points. At least 150 mm (6 in.) of free
conductor, measured from the point in the box where it
emerges from its raceway or cable sheath, shall be left at each
outlet, junction, and switch point for splices or the connection
of luminaires or devices. Where the opening to an outlet, junction,
or switch point is less than 200 mm (8 in.) in any dimension,
each conductor shall be long enough to extend at least
75 mm (3 in.) outside the opening.

Code05 03-05-2012 09:06 AM

RJ beat me to it.:thumbsup:

duker 03-05-2012 09:48 AM

Awesome. Thanks for the thorough explanation!

frenchelectrican 03-05-2012 08:15 PM

Just don't laugh but the junciton box what Jbfan and Duker posted thier link what some case we can call them " Pregant box " some case we called " Knocked up box " those two word you may heard from time to time.

Merci,
Marc


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