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Electrical Junction Boxes for Home Wiring

Can I use a Plastic Nail Box in the attic as a junction box as long as I put a cover on it to conceal the wires.? Selecting The Right Junction Box for Home Electrical Wiring Projects, Types of Junction Boxes for Home Electrical Wiring.

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Electrical Question: Can I use a Plastic Nail Box in the attic as a junction box?

This electrical wiring question came from: Michael, a Homeowner from Vancouver, Washington.

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Selecting the Right Junction Box for Home Wiring Projects

Application: Installing a Junction Box.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Certified Electrician or Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Important: Burnt or damaged wiring and circuit components should be replaced with new electrical materials of the same voltage and amperage rating.
Notice: Repairs to Home Electrical Wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes and installing new or replacement electrical parts or equipment may require to have a permit and be inspected.

Junction Boxes for Home Electrical Wiring

Yes Michael, just locate the junction box in an accessible area as you have mentioned. There are various sizes and styles of electrical junction boxes, and some are for a specific purpose or application. The size of a junction box will depend on the device that will be installed and how many wires will occupy the space.

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One Response to “Electrical Junction Boxes for Home Wiring”
  1. Rob Hunkler says:

    I am planning on adding a ceiling light fixture and wall switch to an upstairs closet. My question is would the easiest power supply to tap into be an attic junction box in that immediate area or possibly a close wall outlet? Thanks for the information.

    Rob H.