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#204151 - 11/17/11 12:54 AM Relay in a Junction Box  
twh  Offline
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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 04:35 PM Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh]  
Vindiceptor  Offline
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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.......


#204168 - 11/17/11 07:55 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 08:12 AM Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: Vindiceptor]  
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i agree with a clean cut


#204213 - 11/21/11 10:16 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?


#204219 - 11/21/11 01:25 PM Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh]  
twh  Offline
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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.


#205391 - 02/18/12 12:06 AM 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.


#205837 - 04/10/12 10:58 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`

Oasis


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#207339 - 10/17/12 11:22 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.

[Linked Image]
poor excuse for a RIB


#207340 - 10/17/12 11:29 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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