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#110936 - 08/07/06 05:19 PM Unusual Box and cover  
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It appears that the sparky found a way to both increase box capacity, as well cover the box. [Linked Image]


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#110937 - 08/07/06 09:11 PM Re: Unusual Box and cover  
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now how was THIS accomplished? [Linked Image]


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#110938 - 08/07/06 10:33 PM Re: Unusual Box and cover  
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He couldn't find an extender box?

The trouble people go through, to do something wrong amazes me..

Looks like he needs bender practice too.

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#110939 - 08/07/06 10:39 PM Re: Unusual Box and cover  
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So yeah....how DID this guy attach a box to a box?


#110940 - 08/07/06 11:52 PM Re: Unusual Box and cover  
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The boxes are ever so slightly out of alignment.... he ran the scres mos of the way in, then inserted with a twist, so the screw heads caught on the tabs of the other box.


#110941 - 08/08/06 04:06 AM Re: Unusual Box and cover  
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Genius! Now that's real smart. [Linked Image]Looks like that conduit on the right was "swooped" down, instead of a nice offset..


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#110942 - 08/08/06 09:49 AM Re: Unusual Box and cover  
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Luke, blame that on my poor picture... that "swoop" is actually the only time I've ever seen "smurf tube" used.... it's not always blue!


#110943 - 08/08/06 10:19 AM Re: Unusual Box and cover  
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I'll just sit here and continue scratching my head over those boxes. LOL

What's funny is that sort of stupidity would have never crossed my head. There are just some things that you just can't....conceive, ya know? [Linked Image]


#110944 - 08/08/06 02:11 PM Re: Unusual Box and cover  
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Well... look it this way, at least box fill requirements likely weren't violated. How very code conscious.

Imagine the time spent "adjusting" the screws just right to get the "cover box" locked into place.

Joe


#110945 - 08/08/06 08:34 PM Re: Unusual Box and cover  
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Are we sure thats not an extension ring facing the wall with a box on the "wrong" side?


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