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Residental homerun #42033
09/15/04 05:48 PM
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bot540  Offline OP
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Do you think its a bad idea to use a 1900 and extension box for second floor homeruns? The guy I used to work for would often do this in two or three of the switches so he could come out the top of it 6 times instead of 3.


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Re: Residental homerun #42034
09/15/04 06:31 PM
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I have never had the need to do something like that but as long as you can maintain the required 1-1/4" for the cables from the face of the studs, the required conductor length in the box and the box fill I see no problem.

-Hal

Re: Residental homerun #42035
09/15/04 07:55 PM
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DougW  Offline
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North Chicago, IL
My old shop used to used deep 1900's instead for all the HR's, with 3/4" (EMT) to the panel.

Re: Residental homerun #42036
09/15/04 08:37 PM
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Edward  Offline
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What is a 1900 box. I see you guys mention it all the time.

Edward


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Edward
Re: Residental homerun #42037
09/15/04 09:21 PM
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cpalm1  Offline
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a 1900 box is the most common type of electrical box. you can fit 2 switches or outlets in it.

Re: Residental homerun #42038
09/15/04 10:20 PM
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Attic Rat  Offline
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What is a 1900 box. I see you guys mention it all the time..
... Edward, a "1900" box gets it's name from a Raco manufactured 4"X4"X 1-1/2" metal box..their item/model # is 190,...hence the term "1900"...
Russ

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Re: Residental homerun #42039
09/15/04 10:27 PM
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Dave55  Offline
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Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
I thought the 1900 was in reference to 19.00 cubic inches, but it's actually more than that.

Dave

Re: Residental homerun #42040
09/15/04 10:52 PM
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Edward  Offline
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In other words it is a shallow 4S box.
Right?


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Edward
Re: Residental homerun #42041
09/15/04 10:55 PM
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Edward  Offline
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Bot540,
why not use a 5s deep box?

Edward


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Re: Residental homerun #42042
09/19/04 06:47 PM
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CJS  Offline
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Sanford,NC, USA
The topic is "residential" homeruns: Why would anyone want to use a metal box in residential? It seems like a BIG waste of money to me...

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