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Old 09-01-2009, 02:52 PM   #16
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Is the clamp rated for two cables?
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:38 PM   #17
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Make up looks good but you should/could have simply used a wire nut on the grounds. For time and space savings, you can also use one of the cable grounds to hit the ground screw and then come up into the wire nut.



For future reference, plastic boxes are a superior product when using NM cable. They are non conductive and often don't require clamps.


I don't see any anchor screws??
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:08 PM   #18
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Very nice job but next time you only need to use a wirenut for the grounds. I like it though
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That crimp sleeve would make a lot of inspectors smile....
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:36 PM   #20
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Yeah I realize I could have just used a wirenut instead of a crimp but I have the tool and the crimps so why not use them?

As far as plastic vs. metal, well... I just prefer metal. Question though, what if I had used a plastic box but didn't want to use a plastic cover plate? How would a metal cover plate be bonded without a device? Is that the right term, bonded?

Picture was taken before the box was anchored and the cover put on. Don't have an xray camera

Oh and the clamp is rated for 2 cables. http://www.halexco.com/products.cfm?...oduct_group=NM
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:44 PM   #21
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Looks great, clean work. I don't think any inspector would actually call you out on this, and I wouldn't either, but I'm not sure if the amount of cable sheathing coming into the box is enough. NEC requires a minimum of 1/4" of sheathing to be coming into the box. But I'm not sure if that means 1/4" past the bottom of the clamp, or 1/4" past the top side of the box. But anyway, there is at least some sheathing, so that is good enough in my book, and presumably most inspectors would be fine too. But if your connections looked sloppy and amateurish, I'm sure an inspector would probably bring up the sheathing issue too, just to stick it to you.
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Make up looks good but you should/could have simply used a wire nut on the grounds. For time and space savings, you can also use one of the cable grounds to hit the ground screw and then come up into the wire nut.



For future reference, plastic boxes are a superior product when using NM cable. They are non conductive and often don't require clamps.


I don't see any anchor screws??

True, but last I looked at Home Depot, plastic boxes were actually more expensive than the metal ones.
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:16 PM   #24
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More expensive then metal?
I buy the plastic boxes at .36 each



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well, they will be more expensive in Canada..........but yup, to buy individual boxes, say a single gang, it was 1.49 for a plastic, and 1.29 for metal..........this is no discount straight up prices for the average joe. Box of 50 metal boxes came to 56 bucks plus tax......so a little cheaper bought this way, but yup, they were cheaper in metal. Cripes........36 cents? where do you get yours from? Even me paying duty on that would be way cheaper than buying em here, plus I could turn a profit!!!
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Home Depot & that's for the biggest volume single box
Smaller single boxes are like .25



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Home Depot & that's for the biggest volume single box
Smaller single boxes are like .25
IIRC the single gang you refering that is 22 cubic inches box the smaller one is 18 cubic inches but yeah they do have even smaller on hand but I am not going there with that small one at all.

That for standard plastic but they have thickwalled plastic box I know Carlson do make them and they cost little more than standard one the only time I used them is on three or four gang box set up but get into five gang or larger just go with metal and be done with it.

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EDIT we sure get screwed BIGTIME up here in regards to price......That's it, time to renew my passport, watch out boys, Im coming down for a visit. The dollar isn't that far off, but they sure like to get every penny from us up here!

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Old 09-01-2009, 10:46 PM   #29
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Right now between the USA and Canadian dollars are very close to each other

1 USD = 1.09 CAD { Canadian dollars }
1 Canadian Dollar (CAD) = 0.91 US Dollar (USD)

but let me add the twist between USD and Euros

1 US Dollar = 0.69 Euro
1 Euro (EUR) = 1.43 US Dollar (USD)


Disclamier : the price will subject to change without notice

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good to know, it's time to do me some cross border shoppin! ( as if I needed an excuse to go shopping!!)
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