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Nhrafan 04-09-2007 05:20 PM

How much wire to leave in box?
 
How much wire are you required, or do you leave in a switch box or receptacle box?
I know to leave about 8" for rough inspection but how much should you have (or shouldn't have) for final inspection?
I have quite a bit after connecting the switches but don't really like cramming all that wire back into the box.

Is there a general rule for this?
The one box I have is a single gang with one GFCI in it.
The other box is a 3 gang with 4 switches in it. (one is a double)

Thanks.

darren 04-09-2007 05:46 PM

I know in Canada, it is 6" left in the box for joints and connecting to devices.

jwhite 04-09-2007 05:56 PM

3 inches from the face of the box.

Nhrafan 04-09-2007 06:15 PM

Thanks guys!!1

:thumbsup: :thumbup:

mt232 04-13-2007 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwhite (Post 40213)
3 inches from the face of the box.


is that after the recepticle is connected?

jwhite 04-13-2007 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mt232 (Post 40869)
is that after the recepticle is connected?

300.14 does not specify. So I would have to say that it must always be able to extend 3 inches from the face of the box.

J187 04-13-2007 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwhite (Post 40213)
3 inches from the face of the box.


And at least 6" inside right? So in the case of a shallow box or something the 6" is more prevelant? Is that right?

jwhite 04-13-2007 04:03 PM

I would read the section to say that if any demsion of the box opening is less than 8 inches you use the 3 inch from the face of the box rule. If not then you use the 6 inch rule.


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