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Old 02-25-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, just wondering has any one else seen the stamp on 4x4 junction box lids? The stamp says "underside". What is it there for?

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That's a new one to me.

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Not sure either, as long as the lid is metal, should be fine either way
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:37 PM   #4
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Hi everyone, just wondering has any one else seen the stamp on 4x4 junction box lids? The stamp says "underside". What is it there for?
Tightening the screw pulls the lid toward the narrow part of the screw slot.
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I did see couple of them starting to crop up a bit.,,


anyway if that box cover do have a raised dimple it will useally tell which way it is out.

I Know the RACO did have that on the marking on it but i dont know about other manufacaters did that route as well.

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Old 02-25-2008, 08:08 PM   #6
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Interesting thread. I've wondered the same thing.

I had such a cover lying on my work bench.... I snapped a few pics.
Nothing real special about it....



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Tightening the screw pulls the lid toward the narrow part of the screw slot.
That's IT!
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I always install a blank plate so it wouldn't fall from gravity if the screws were loosened... o'well...
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I always install a blank plate so it wouldn't fall from gravity if the screws were loosened... o'well...
You can do that in either case. Even if you put that "under side" mark toward the box, and the cover wants to fall off, just roll the cover 180 deg. Or even 90 deg in some cases.
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I have seen the ones that say "underside" as well, I always make sure they are on the underside!

Side note: Do the pros label jboxes, as in write with marker on the outside of the cover what the wires are that are inside it? I have made it a habit to mark them.
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Do the pros label jboxes, as in write with marker on the outside of the cover what the wires are that are inside it?

The good ones do. Panel and circuit numbers
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220/221, when you say PANEL and circuit #s, what do you mean by PANEL?
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Panel number for a house/condo/apartment with more than one panel.
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If the box is on the ceiling does the underside marking go on the outside of the box?

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