ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
Chinese wire symbols?
by Texas_Ranger. 05/19/19 03:09 PM
Pool - Daisy chained GFCI
by gfretwell. 05/18/19 01:30 PM
110.26 working clearances
by HotLine1. 05/14/19 02:08 PM
Parallel SER Cables
by George Little. 05/03/19 05:42 PM
Norwegian power?
by dsk. 05/03/19 04:30 AM
New in the Gallery:
What is this for?
Plug terminals
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 13 guests, and 10 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Relay in a Junction Box #204151
11/17/11 12:54 AM
11/17/11 12:54 AM
T
twh  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 947
Regina, Sask.
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]

Tools for Electricians:
Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh] #204163
11/17/11 04:35 PM
11/17/11 04:35 PM
V
Vindiceptor  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 98
San Diego

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.......

Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh] #204168
11/17/11 07:55 PM
11/17/11 07:55 PM
G
gfretwell  Offline

Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,359
Estero,Fl,usa
Guess he didn't know about box extension rings.

We did have a thread here about using "device" boxes for relays.


Greg Fretwell
Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: Vindiceptor] #204211
11/21/11 08:12 AM
11/21/11 08:12 AM
K
knowledge  Offline
New Member
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 3
mass
i agree with a clean cut

Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh] #204213
11/21/11 10:16 AM
11/21/11 10:16 AM
H
harold endean  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,233
Boonton, NJ
Are they mixing line voltage with low voltage wires in that 4-11/16 box?

Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh] #204219
11/21/11 01:25 PM
11/21/11 01:25 PM
T
twh  Offline OP
Member
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 947
Regina, Sask.
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.

Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh] #205391
02/18/12 12:06 AM
02/18/12 12:06 AM
O
Owain  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 19
Scotland,UK
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.

Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh] #205837
04/10/12 10:58 AM
04/10/12 10:58 AM
O
oasistechnical  Offline
New Member
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 4
hampshire united kingdom
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


we secure, others follow.
Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh] #207339
10/17/12 11:22 PM
10/17/12 11:22 PM
A
ampman  Offline
New Member
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 1
FL
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

Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: ampman] #207340
10/17/12 11:29 PM
10/17/12 11:29 PM
Trumpy  Offline

Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,260
SI,New Zealand
And this is why I like our DIN Rail mounting stuff.
Everything inside the one sealed box, no need to wack holes in everything.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
noderaser
noderaser
Portland, Oregon, United States
Posts: 404
Joined: March 2007
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Popular Topics(Views)
255,027 Are you busy
191,160 Re: Forum
180,914 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.035s Queries: 16 (0.005s) Memory: 1.0245 MB (Peak: 1.2035 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2019-05-20 17:38:50 UTC