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#58728 - 11/15/05 08:32 PM Range Box  
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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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#58729 - 11/15/05 08:53 PM Re: Range Box  
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Magoo, you learned "right," which is somewhat different from "legal minimum."


#58730 - 11/15/05 09:38 PM Re: Range Box  
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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).]


#58731 - 11/16/05 12:35 AM Re: Range Box  
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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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