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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.
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