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Old 04-24-2010, 04:49 AM   #1
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Permitted to conceal junction boxes?


Just doing a small reno with new office space. Needed to move a receptacle wire up the wall and needed a junction box to add the extra length of wire.

Do all junction boxes have to be brought up to the surface of the drywall or may I put it back in the stud wall and cover it.....by code?

I know it would be good to have it always accessible for further additions or something....just not cosmetically good to show it where it is now.
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:25 AM   #2
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Nope - never allowed to hide j-boxes. They must remain accessible by code and good practice.

There was a discussion in this thread about a connection that supposedly can be made inside a wall.
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:01 AM   #3
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What he said. There are ways to make it less conspicious, such as covering it with a picture or plaque, and a decorative cover, but it must remain accesible.
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Bring it flush and use a blank cover.
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Thank, gentlemen.

Yup, that's what I thought.
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Old 04-25-2010, 05:54 AM   #6
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I had this problem this week in my new bathroom. Workers accidentally cut a wire that was running throught he wall. I put a box with a blank cover plate on the other side of the wall, which happened to be inside my kitchen cabinet.

Can you find a better spot on the adjacent room?
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