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Old 06-09-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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Is it possible/wise to have an underground junction box? I have two storage sheds. Want to run one conduit the major distance then branch out locally. Do I need to make the connection above ground or is it possible to do something below? I'm using PVC conduit.

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All junctions have to be accessible by code. That rules out a buried junction. Either run it all the way to one shed then to the other or go to common point and put in a weatherproof junction box above ground to do the connections. Maybe a way to get a yard GFCI outlet?

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If you really want to split underground, you could use a quazite box:

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All junctions have to be accessible by code. That rules out a buried junction. Either run it all the way to one shed then to the other or go to common point and put in a weatherproof junction box above ground to do the connections. Maybe a way to get a yard GFCI outlet?
Not entirely true. There is an exception to 314.29.
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Ok I was thinking the op wanted to bury a conduit fitting like an LL body or just splice wires in the trench.

A special in ground junction box would be ok I guess
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Not entirely true. There is an exception to 314.29.
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Not entirely true. There is an exception to 314.29.
The exceptions are very limited. They make it essentially little different than have an in ground box. If a person must install markers for the box (part of the exception, they might as well install a box above ground and put in a yard receptacle like another suggested.
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