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#61731 - 02/01/06 07:35 PM buried junction box
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i know you can't have a buried junction box. but can you have a box with only one wire in the box terminated and capped with wire nuts and buried?

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#61732 - 02/01/06 08:46 PM Re: buried junction box
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not according to 314.29
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#61733 - 02/01/06 09:32 PM Re: buried junction box
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thank you

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#61734 - 02/02/06 03:22 AM Re: buried junction box
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You sure, bot? This is the exc to 314.29 (02 NEC)

Exception: Listed boxes shall be permitted where covered by gravel, light aggregate, or noncohesive granulated soil if their location is effectively identified and accessible for excavation.

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#61735 - 02/02/06 11:25 AM Re: buried junction box
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I think we need a better definition of what Clydesdale means by buried.

The exception, by the wording given here, clearly refers to an outdoor location.

If we're talking indoors, inside some form of wall, floor or ceiling, the answer would be no, not permitted.

edited for spelling

[This message has been edited by mxslick (edited 02-02-2006).]
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#61736 - 02/03/06 08:04 PM Re: buried junction box
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yes. i am referring to sheetrock

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