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#42033 - 09/15/04 06:48 PM Residental homerun  
bot540  Offline
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Do you think its a bad idea to use a 1900 and extension box for second floor homeruns? The guy I used to work for would often do this in two or three of the switches so he could come out the top of it 6 times instead of 3.


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#42034 - 09/15/04 07:31 PM Re: Residental homerun  
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I have never had the need to do something like that but as long as you can maintain the required 1-1/4" for the cables from the face of the studs, the required conductor length in the box and the box fill I see no problem.

-Hal


#42035 - 09/15/04 08:55 PM Re: Residental homerun  
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My old shop used to used deep 1900's instead for all the HR's, with 3/4" (EMT) to the panel.


#42036 - 09/15/04 09:37 PM Re: Residental homerun  
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What is a 1900 box. I see you guys mention it all the time.

Edward


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#42037 - 09/15/04 10:21 PM Re: Residental homerun  
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a 1900 box is the most common type of electrical box. you can fit 2 switches or outlets in it.


#42038 - 09/15/04 11:20 PM Re: Residental homerun  
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What is a 1900 box. I see you guys mention it all the time..
... Edward, a "1900" box gets it's name from a Raco manufactured 4"X4"X 1-1/2" metal box..their item/model # is 190,...hence the term "1900"...
Russ

[This message has been edited by Attic Rat (edited 09-15-2004).]


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#42039 - 09/15/04 11:27 PM Re: Residental homerun  
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I thought the 1900 was in reference to 19.00 cubic inches, but it's actually more than that.

Dave


#42040 - 09/15/04 11:52 PM Re: Residental homerun  
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In other words it is a shallow 4S box.
Right?


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#42041 - 09/15/04 11:55 PM Re: Residental homerun  
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Bot540,
why not use a 5s deep box?

Edward


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#42042 - 09/19/04 07:47 PM Re: Residental homerun  
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The topic is "residential" homeruns: Why would anyone want to use a metal box in residential? It seems like a BIG waste of money to me...


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