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Old 08-24-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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Found a 2 gang box attached to drywall used as junction.


Just wondering if that's ok. It's a two gang metal box and it's attached to drywall that is in my basement above the joists. The drywall runs all the way up to the subfloor above. It can't use a regular cover so it's open. Looks like they jammed a ground screw in the side. The wiring looks fine, just wondering if there's any reason to change it. I don't want to go through the trouble if it's ok. Thanks.

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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Found a 2 gang box attached to drywall used as junction.


Oh, it's attached with two screws through the back of the box.

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:57 PM   #3
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Found a 2 gang box attached to drywall used as junction.


It's a hack way to do it. Needs a cover. Get a two gang blank plate. Personally I'd change it.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:58 PM   #4
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Found a 2 gang box attached to drywall used as junction.


Plastic cover is ok?
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
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Found a 2 gang box attached to drywall used as junction.


I am trying to picture this whole thing. A photo would explain this a little better.I am picturing a metal box screwed through the drywall into a joist. or something. Regardless a cover is a cover. Plastic or metal whatever you like. Just so you have access the wiring for modification, repair, or inspection. A cover also provides protection to the wiring and people.

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Found a 2 gang box attached to drywall used as junction.


It's on vertical drywall, not horizontal. It's above where the ceiling would be, in the joist cavity. This is up against a garage so the drywall runs all the way up to the subfloor above.
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Old 08-25-2012, 07:29 AM   #7
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Found a 2 gang box attached to drywall used as junction.


It still needs a cover.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:28 PM   #8
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Found a 2 gang box attached to drywall used as junction.


So besides the cover, everything else is acceptable?
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:18 PM   #9
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Found a 2 gang box attached to drywall used as junction.


as long as its accessible without damaging finished surfaces, yes.

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