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Check out the awesome support for this junction box at a job I did recently. It was a boiler replacement and for the life of me I cannot understand why they didn’t reach up another 8 inches to attach the box to the floor joists instead of hanging off the gas piping.

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  • The Steam Whisperer
    The Steam Whisperer Member Posts: 1,219
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    Ah, yes and glorified extension cord wiring( extension cords are actually better than Romex) all hung below the joists in violation of code.
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  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 15,849
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    Just lazy. The wire wouldn't reach and they were too lazy to splice in another box or better yet tear it out and rewire it
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  • Alan (California Radiant) Forbes
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    Lowest bidder?
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
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  • triggerhappy24
    triggerhappy24 Member Posts: 42
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    Maybe the guy was only that tall?? Are you making fun of short people?? :D:D
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  • mikeg2015
    mikeg2015 Member Posts: 1,194
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    At least there is a junction box.. it has a cover.... and it’s attached ot something.

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  • nibs
    nibs Member Posts: 516
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    Shocking.
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  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,607
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    It is all perspective. I agree that it is lazy and not code compliant.

    That box would win a gold star in the building I am working in .
    It is attached to something (granted it is a gas line), it has a reasonable number of wires entering and it actually has a cover plate. Winner, winner chicken dinner.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
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  • SlamDunk
    SlamDunk Member Posts: 1,601
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    that is one way to bond a gas line to ground.
  • Solid_Fuel_Man
    Solid_Fuel_Man Member Posts: 2,646
    edited October 2019
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    And the guy would have likely said "oh I didnt know it was a gas line" to which one would reply "well what pipe can you use as support for any box?".

    And one of my personal pet peeves, an empty romex connector, put a knock out plug in it already!

    But yes, it has a box, a cover, and is actually attached to something....better than a lot I see.
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