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Old 09-22-2014, 04:19 PM   #1
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Broken outdoor junction box

Before I go ahead and replace this junction box I want to make sure I'm going about this correctly and not missing anything.

I have an outdoor junction box that is broken:

The metal bit highlighted here was chipped off so the outlet won't stay back (technical terms):

I picked up a "Master Electrician, Single Gang Outlet Box, With 3 1/2" holes" at the store.

On the inside of the current box 18.3 CU. IN. is printed. Im not sure what that means or if it's important.

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Old 09-22-2014, 04:37 PM   #2
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Boxes are sized to allow proper spacing for conductors. The cubic inches tells you how many conductors and devices you can put in the box.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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