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These are all various types of electrical. The place and type of electrical wiring you're doing will figure out which kind of electrical junction boxes to utilize. The lunch box will be used after the task is done. Prior to we get into particular types of boxes, let's go over some things that apply to all types of electrical boxes.

* All electrical connections need to be contained inside an electrical box. The box shields the structure product and other flammable materials in case of electrical sparks.

* All boxes must be available. Never ever cover a box with drywall, paneling or other wall coverings.

* If an electrical junction box holds just spliced wires and no device, such as a switch, it must be covered with a blank cover plate.

* An electrical box must be set up with the front edge flush with the completed surface of the wall or ceiling. If the area between the finished surface area and the edge of the box is higher than 1/8", then a box extender should be installed.

* See to it your box is deep enough to prevent crowding the wires. It needs to be deep enough so a switch or receptacle can be installed easily without crimping or harming the wires. Electrical codes determine how lots of wires of what size each size of box can accommodate based on the cubic-inch ability of the box. For example, a # 14 wire inhabits 2 cubic inches and a # 12 wire occupies 2.25 cubic inches. When counting wires, count the fixture or device as one wire. It's always safe to use a large box unless you don't have space in the wall or ceiling.

Electrical boxes been available in different products and various shapes. By familiarizing yourself with the various kinds of boxes, you'll be able to pick the right box for your home electrical wiring task.


Indoor boxes are typically either plastic or metal.


* Plastic electrical boxes are the most widely used boxes for indoor property electrical wiring. They're affordable and easy to set up. Nevertheless, because you can not ground a plastic box, so some regional codes do not allow them or they are just permitted for certain usages. Consult your local structure department prior to making use of a plastic box.

* Some plastic boxes have holes w/knockout tabs. These boxes do not have integrated clamps so the cable is not kept in place by the box. You must use cable television clamps and staple the cable within 8 inches of the box if you utilize this type of box.

* Plastic boxes are simpler to damage than metal boxes, so buy additional boxes just in case. Never set up a broken box.

* The majority of are brittle; do not utilize them where they are not developed into the wall. The exception is an outside box made of extra strong PVC.

* Don't utilize with heavy lighting fixtures and fans. Some plastic boxes consist of nails for anchoring the box to the framing product.


* Metal electrical boxes are more powerful and provide much better ground connection than plastic boxes.

* Metal boxes must be grounded to the circuit grounding system. Link the circuit grounding wires to the box with a pigtailed green wire and wire nut, or with a grounding clip.

* The cable television going into a metal box must be clamped.

*Gangable boxes can be taken apart and ganged together making space for two or more gadgets.


* These are in some cases called old-work or cut-in boxes.

* Remodel electrical boxes are utilized when running cable television to install brand-new gadgets into an old wall.

* Plastic remodel boxes have "wings" and metal remodel boxes have expandable clips or bendable ears that hold them in the wall.

Outside boxes are typically molded plastic or cast aluminum.

Molded Plastic:

* These boxes are used with PVC channel in outdoor electrical wiring and exposed indoor electrical wiring.

Cast Aluminum:

* These are needed for outdoor components connected with metal conduit.

* They have sealed seams and threaded openings to keep moisture out.


Rectangle-shaped (2"X3") Brand name "One-Gang":

* These boxes are made use of for switches and receptacles.

* One-gang boxes might have removable sides that allow them to be ganged together to form two-gang boxes.

Square (4"X4") Trade Name "Four-Square":

*"Plaster Rings" are utilized as adapters to accommodate the following setups: One-Gang, Two-Gang, Three-Inch or Four-Inch Round.

* When a square box is made use of just for splicing cable televisions, it is called an electrical junction box and a blank cover plate need to be used.

Octagonal Brand name "Three-0":

* These include wire connections for ceiling components.

* Some octagonal electrical boxes have extendable braces that will fit any joist spacing and are nailed or screwed to the framing material.

While picking the correct electrical box for your job will help to ensure the effective completion of your electrical wiring project, always respect electricity and follow security precautions. Never deal with live circuits. Before work starts, the circuit needs to be determined and shut off at the panel, tagging it to let others understand that work is being done on that circuit. Confirm that the power is off with a voltage tester. Electrical work should only be carried out by a positive, experienced person or by a certified electrical contractor.

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