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#123500 - 04/02/06 08:41 PM 2 Gang Box  
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Joined: Dec 2000
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Fullerton, CA USA
Looks like an ordinary two gang shallow box.
O.K. We all know it's a violation but look at the workmanship.
Somebody did a bang up job brazing these boxes together, eh.


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#123501 - 04/02/06 10:58 PM Re: 2 Gang Box  
ShockMe77  Offline
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Rahway, New Jersey
This gives us an idea as to where the term 'sidejob hack' comes from and what it used to be like doing electrical work before the box stores.

#123502 - 04/03/06 05:22 AM Re: 2 Gang Box  
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Posts: 854
Titirangi, Akld, New Zealand
Seems to be a lot of work and time to cut the sides out and brase those two boxes together.
A lot cheaper to get a new double box from the wholesaler unless it was way out in the whops and a long distance away from any electrical wholesaler.

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#123503 - 04/03/06 03:49 PM Re: 2 Gang Box  
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Richmond, VA
It looks to me that this is a pair of those ultra-shallow, non-approved boxes. They probably aren't made in 2-gang.

Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.

#123504 - 04/04/06 10:54 AM Re: 2 Gang Box  
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Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Don't even the shallow "handy-boxes" have KO's on the back? I've never seen anything like this even in single gang form... [Linked Image]

#123505 - 04/05/06 12:54 AM Re: 2 Gang Box  
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Richmond, VA
If you look closely, you can see four pry-outs on the bottom surface, and probably another four on top.

Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.

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