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Old 07-07-2010, 10:10 AM   #1
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electrical junction box requirements

is it a code requirement to have an electrical junction box in place to support or allow for the installation of a wall mount light fixture?
we have found our new home's bathroom had the light bar type fixture directly wired to the 14/2 cable coming out of the wall cavity with no junction box in place.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:25 AM   #2
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yes it should be mounted on a proper box with wire connections in the box.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:42 AM   #3
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A box is not always required. Some fixtures (flourescents are one type) the fixure is a junction box. You need a cable clamp to hold the cable in but no box is required in the wall.

I should clarify. A junction box is aways required. Some fixtures are considered junction boxes, so a separate box is not required in the wall.

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