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#97511 - 02/23/06 10:17 PM 1900 box??
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i am originally from the midwest and always called 4 squares 1900 boxes, but once i moved found out nobody knew what i was talking about out here in the westcoast so where did 1900 come from? catalog # or something?

just curious been years since i heard that term?

i know its not a code question but had to ask after reading it in a posting.

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#97512 - 02/24/06 04:19 AM Re: 1900 box??
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My understanding is that the box is 19.00 cubic inches.

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#97513 - 02/24/06 08:01 AM Re: 1900 box??
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watersparkfalls:
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..so where did 1900 come from? catalog # or something?

just curious been years since i heard that term?



Tiger:
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My understanding is that the box is 19.00 cubic inches.


I used to think that they were 19 cu.in., but looking at Table 314.16(A) Metal Boxes you soon discover that NO box is 19 cu.in.

Maybe it was a model # ?

PS: on the East Coast, we still call a 4" box 1900 boxe....and 4 11/16" are called 5" boxes
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#97514 - 02/24/06 08:52 AM Re: 1900 box??
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Uh, guys, OK, my grandfather (Yeah, THAT'S the ticket) told me that it used to be a RACO catalog # 1900, but uh, uh, I never saw that...yeah, that's right.
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#97515 - 02/24/06 08:59 AM Re: 1900 box??
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From tradeslang.com
"This electrical box is usually called a 1900 box because that was the original part number from Bossert almost a hundred years ago"
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#97516 - 02/24/06 09:12 AM Re: 1900 box??
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George Corron:
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Uh, guys, OK, my grandfather ...


Is that story you're sticking to Gramps?
LOL
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#97517 - 02/24/06 09:26 AM Re: 1900 box??
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Raising right hand and saying "I believe".

THAT is my story. Dang, it's so cloudy in here I can't see my own cataracts.

Steele City used the same catalog # for a good while....or so I hear!!!
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#97518 - 02/24/06 10:22 AM Re: 1900 box??
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wow..you can still hear?

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#97519 - 02/24/06 01:14 PM Re: 1900 box??
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Celtic,
Ya MIGHT call 'em 5" boxes in Joisy, but a 4 11/16" box in DC is an 11B

Guess what the RACO # used to be? Again I do believe Steele City was just as bad, just whoever you're supplier was dealing with at the time.

And BTW........ I HEARD that!!!!
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#97520 - 02/24/06 01:56 PM Re: 1900 box??
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Back in the 70's I worked for a guy the called the boxes 1900 boxes and called the raised covers:
* 19T = single toggle
* 19TT = double toggle
* 19D = single duplex
* 19DD = double duplex
* 19TD = toggle and duplex

Stuck in my head all these years.
When I make a material list I always use these numbers. My shorthand.
Can't order them that way. No one knows what you are talking about.
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