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analogmusicman 04-12-2008 11:19 PM

junction boxes
true or not? in houuse wiring, no connections can be outside a box. even connections of two conductors properly made with a wire nut.


CowboyAndy 04-13-2008 12:20 AM

True. All splices must be in a jbox.

micromind 04-13-2008 01:05 AM

The only possible place I can think of where a splice can be made without a J-box would be feeding an outbuilding overhead. A splice can be made in open air at the weatherhead to transition from overhead wire to conduit wire. Hots and neutrals must be insulated. Otherwise, as stated above, all splices must be made in a box of some sort.


Termite 04-13-2008 01:09 AM

The junction box must be accessible. Can't bury it in a wall, ceiling, or floor.

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