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#204151 - 11/16/11 08:54 PM Relay in a Junction Box
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This is from a mechanical contractor's boiler room. If you're a control electrician, you get to do this kind of stuff.


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#204163 - 11/17/11 12:35 PM Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh]
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LOL!!

I should have known better than to take a drink before clicking the link!

Guy was obviously a hack or he would've cut a CLEAN hole in the cover as opposed to cutting it from the side.......
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#204168 - 11/17/11 03:55 PM Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh]
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Guess he didn't know about box extension rings.

We did have a thread here about using "device" boxes for relays.
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#204211 - 11/21/11 04:12 AM Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: Vindiceptor]
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i agree with a clean cut
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#204213 - 11/21/11 06:16 AM Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh]
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Are they mixing line voltage with low voltage wires in that 4-11/16 box?
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#204219 - 11/21/11 09:25 AM Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh]
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The low voltage wires are probably good for 120 volts but the open holes into the box are larger than allowed.

It looks like a lot of work to do something wrong. As Greg points out, there are extension boxes. I think an 8.8.4 box is a cost effective solution.
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#205391 - 02/17/12 08:06 PM Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh]
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Originally Posted By twh
This is from a mechanical contractor's boiler room. If you're a control electrician, you get to do this kind of stuff.


If you're a control electrician you'd learn how to do that sort of stuff properly.
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#205837 - 04/10/12 07:58 AM Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh]
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thats scary!

i wouldnt even think of doing that in a million years!!!

poor selection of BASIC equipment, or in other words, `its what i found in the spares bin`

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#207339 - 10/17/12 08:22 PM Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh]
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Originally Posted By twh
This is from a mechanical contractor's boiler room. If you're a control electrician, you get to do this kind of stuff.


poor excuse for a RIB
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#207340 - 10/17/12 08:29 PM Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: ampman]
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And this is why I like our DIN Rail mounting stuff.
Everything inside the one sealed box, no need to wack holes in everything.
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