How to Use Electrical Junction Boxes


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

What is the purpose of a junction box? How to Select the Right Junction Box for your Electrical Wiring Project, Installing Electrical Junction Boxes for Home Electrical Wiring.


Electrical Junction Boxes

Electrical Question: What is the purpose of a junction box?

This home electrical wiring question came from: Danny, a Homeowner from Beeville, Texas.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electric wiring question Danny.
Great Question Danny.

Installing Junction Boxes for Home Electrical Wiring

Application: Electrical Wiring for adding 120 volt Wall Outlets and Installing Junction Boxes.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the number of outlets that will be added and the access to the location for the new outlets.
Precaution: Identify the existing outlet circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing electrical wiring for additional outlets should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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