Device Box used as Junction Box
As long as the requirements of 314.16 are followed, is there any reason why a device box cannot be used as a junction box (with no devices contained therein)? I have a location where I'd like to install a junction box however I do not have enough vertical space between the basement ceiling and some conduits running about 3 inches below. I have some left over 4x2x2 switch boxes any of which would fit perfectly in this space if horizontally-mounted.
I did have to whack out a portion of the ceiling to fish some thinwall up through the floor and I could install a 1900 box protruding slightly into the ceiling. But, if I get around to patching the hole, this box would then be partially buried in the ceiling which I would assume is a no-no.
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