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#78076 - 08/14/01 02:46 AM Correct Connector
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Can a typical RX connector be installed backwards? For example, the section with the two screws inside the panel or box....are there code and or listing violations that would arise?

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#78077 - 08/14/01 04:09 AM Re: Correct Connector
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I have used them backwards inside WP boxes so I didnt have to drill an unnecessarily large hole in the siding on which I mounted the box. I will continue to do so.

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#78078 - 08/14/01 05:26 AM Re: Correct Connector
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What...you don't use WP connectors with WP boxes?
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#78079 - 08/14/01 05:38 AM Re: Correct Connector
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Redsy,

I like to use a short nipple with ducseal around it that seals when the box is screwed to the siding.

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#78080 - 08/14/01 07:02 AM Re: Correct Connector
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Wait a minute here...

I don't have to use WP connectors (at $3.50 each)???

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#78081 - 08/14/01 08:48 AM Re: Correct Connector
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Originally posted by sparky66wv:
What...you don't use WP connectors with WP boxes?


When entering the rear of a wall mounted box, I place the box over the hole and caulk around the box.

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#78082 - 08/14/01 04:01 PM Re: Correct Connector
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I can't think of a violation that would cover this. I've done the same thing on occaision. I would say that you now have to make a one wire deduction from the number of conductors allowed in that box.
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#78083 - 08/14/01 04:08 PM Re: Correct Connector
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I don't know what it should be a violation. Many boxes have clamps on the inside. Just deduct the appropriate amount from the box fill.

I do see how it might not be weatherproof.

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#78084 - 08/14/01 04:12 PM Re: Correct Connector
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370-16(b)(2)(No allowance shall be required for a clamping mechanism outside the box.)
until it's inside...

thanks Tom

Redsy;
I do the same..

Virgil;
To your consolation, i do tell customers that there is no such thing as wheatherproof, despite listings, in the northeast.
Kinda like kid proof....

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#78085 - 08/14/01 04:52 PM Re: Correct Connector
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Sparky,

As to your original Question, I would caution to watch for sharp edges at least.

Bill

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