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Relay in a Junction Box #204151
11/16/11 11:54 PM
11/16/11 11:54 PM
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twh  Offline OP
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This is from a mechanical contractor's boiler room. If you're a control electrician, you get to do this kind of stuff.

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Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh] #204163
11/17/11 03:35 PM
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Vindiceptor  Offline
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LOL!!

I should have known better than to take a drink before clicking the link!

Guy was obviously a hack or he would've cut a CLEAN hole in the cover as opposed to cutting it from the side.......

Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh] #204168
11/17/11 06:55 PM
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gfretwell  Online Content

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Guess he didn't know about box extension rings.

We did have a thread here about using "device" boxes for relays.


Greg Fretwell
Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: Vindiceptor] #204211
11/21/11 07:12 AM
11/21/11 07:12 AM
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i agree with a clean cut

Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh] #204213
11/21/11 09:16 AM
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harold endean  Offline
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Are they mixing line voltage with low voltage wires in that 4-11/16 box?

Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh] #204219
11/21/11 12:25 PM
11/21/11 12:25 PM
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twh  Offline OP
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The low voltage wires are probably good for 120 volts but the open holes into the box are larger than allowed.

It looks like a lot of work to do something wrong. As Greg points out, there are extension boxes. I think an 8.8.4 box is a cost effective solution.

Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh] #205391
02/17/12 11:06 PM
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Owain  Offline
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Originally Posted by twh
This is from a mechanical contractor's boiler room. If you're a control electrician, you get to do this kind of stuff.


If you're a control electrician you'd learn how to do that sort of stuff properly.

Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh] #205837
04/10/12 09:58 AM
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oasistechnical  Offline
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thats scary!

i wouldnt even think of doing that in a million years!!!

poor selection of BASIC equipment, or in other words, `its what i found in the spares bin`

Oasis


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Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: twh] #207339
10/17/12 10:22 PM
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ampman  Offline
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Originally Posted by twh
This is from a mechanical contractor's boiler room. If you're a control electrician, you get to do this kind of stuff.

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poor excuse for a RIB

Re: Relay in a Junction Box [Re: ampman] #207340
10/17/12 10:29 PM
10/17/12 10:29 PM
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And this is why I like our DIN Rail mounting stuff.
Everything inside the one sealed box, no need to wack holes in everything.

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