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Correct Connector #78076
08/14/01 04:46 AM
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sparky  Offline OP
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Can a typical RX connector be installed backwards? For example, the section with the two screws inside the panel or box....are there code and or listing violations that would arise?

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Re: Correct Connector #78077
08/14/01 06:09 AM
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I have used them backwards inside WP boxes so I didnt have to drill an unnecessarily large hole in the siding on which I mounted the box. I will continue to do so.

Re: Correct Connector #78078
08/14/01 07:26 AM
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What...you don't use WP connectors with WP boxes?


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Re: Correct Connector #78079
08/14/01 07:38 AM
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Bill Addiss  Offline
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Redsy,

I like to use a short nipple with ducseal around it that seals when the box is screwed to the siding.

Bill

Re: Correct Connector #78080
08/14/01 09:02 AM
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sparky66wv  Offline
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Wait a minute here...

I don't have to use WP connectors (at $3.50 each)???

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Re: Correct Connector #78081
08/14/01 10:48 AM
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Quote
Originally posted by sparky66wv:
What...you don't use WP connectors with WP boxes?


When entering the rear of a wall mounted box, I place the box over the hole and caulk around the box.

Re: Correct Connector #78082
08/14/01 06:01 PM
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I can't think of a violation that would cover this. I've done the same thing on occaision. I would say that you now have to make a one wire deduction from the number of conductors allowed in that box.


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Re: Correct Connector #78083
08/14/01 06:08 PM
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I don't know what it should be a violation. Many boxes have clamps on the inside. Just deduct the appropriate amount from the box fill.

I do see how it might not be weatherproof.

Re: Correct Connector #78084
08/14/01 06:12 PM
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370-16(b)(2)(No allowance shall be required for a clamping mechanism outside the box.)
until it's inside...

thanks Tom [Linked Image]

Redsy;
I do the same..

Virgil;
To your consolation, i do tell customers that there is no such thing as wheatherproof, despite listings, in the northeast.
Kinda like kid proof....
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Re: Correct Connector #78085
08/14/01 06:52 PM
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Sparky,

As to your original Question, I would caution to watch for sharp edges at least.

Bill

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