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Range Box #58728
11/15/05 09:32 PM
11/15/05 09:32 PM
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magoo66  Offline OP
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Is 6-3 NM-B allowed in a 2 gang plastic Carlon nail on box? I have seen alot of this in new construction residential range outlet installations. Don't know offhand what the cu/in capacity of the box is, but it just seems wrong. I was "trained" to use a metal "range box" or a 4s deep w/2gang mud ring, and back it up w/some lumber to prevent the box from pushing in when trimming out.

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Re: Range Box #58729
11/15/05 09:53 PM
11/15/05 09:53 PM
renosteinke  Offline
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Magoo, you learned "right," which is somewhat different from "legal minimum."

Re: Range Box #58730
11/15/05 10:38 PM
11/15/05 10:38 PM
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watthead  Offline
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residential construction = how fast and cheap can you meet code minimum.

quality job > $2/sq ft

nothing beats quality like a low price!!!!!

[This message has been edited by watthead (edited 11-15-2005).]

Re: Range Box #58731
11/16/05 01:35 AM
11/16/05 01:35 AM
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Carlon's web site states the 2 gang box(with integral clamps) has a capacity of 32 cu.in. According to (99NEC)
Table 370-16(a), a 30.3 cu.in. box can contain six #6. Subtract two for a receptacle and it's still legal.

Edit - Does the 6/3 fit into the integral clamp?

[This message has been edited by stamcon (edited 11-16-2005).]


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