What can I use instead of a junction box?
Common examples of electrical devices that require no junction boxes include:
- Recessed lights (“can lights”)
- Bathroom ventilation fans.
- Wall-mounted heaters.
- Fluorescent tube-style light fixtures.
- Garbage disposers.
- Baseboard heaters.
What is a 4 terminal junction box used for?
A junction box is used to add a spur or to extend circuits and direct power to lights and additional sockets.
Can a junction box be inside a wall?
Electrical wires run behind the walls and through the ceiling of your home, meeting at junction boxes. It is a safety hazard to completely bury a junction box in a wall.
How many connections can be in a junction box?
For example, the smallest 2-by-4-by-1-1/2-inch-deep box can comfortably splice only two cables (four or five conducting wires), while the largest 4-by-4-by-2-1/8-inch-deep boxes can handle as many as four to six cables (up to 18 individual conducting wires).
How many junction boxes can you have on one circuit?
There are no limits on the number of junction boxes (without devices) in any particular circuit.
Can two circuits share a junction box?
The answer is yes you can have 2 separate circuits in the same box (they can have a splice also but not needed in your case).
Are junction boxes illegal?
Registered. Yes any concealed box is a code violation. All splices must be accessable. Now practically speaking if the splice is made properly with wire nuts and the cables properly clamped in the box, you can cover it without concern.
Is it legal to put a junction box behind drywall?
Junction box covers must remain accessible; they cannot be covered with drywall or other surface material. A junction box is most often used where an electrical circuit branches off in two or more directions from a location where an outlet or fixture is not practical.
Can I hide a junction box behind drywall?
Can I connect two wires without a junction box?
Short answer: NO. Long answer: All splices must be in a junction box, and the junction box must be accessible.
Is there a legal way to splice wires in a wall?
The only condition is the splice has to be fished, meaning you cannot legally use this splicing device where there is no drywall yet installed because the NEC expects you in this case to use a proper junction/outlet box, so the splice can later be accessed.