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Can I leave and/or add a electrical box above drop ceiling? No
receptacle or switch, just a junction box where multiple conduits
intersect. I know you can't bury one in a finished wall, but what
about above a drop-ceiling?

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Can I leave and/or add a electrical box above drop ceiling? No
receptacle or switch, just a junction box where multiple conduits
intersect. I know you can't bury one in a finished wall, but what
about above a drop-ceiling?

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As long as it's accessible, it's fine


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One of the biggest reasons that almost all commercial work uses
drop ceilings.

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Can I leave and/or add a electrical box above drop ceiling? No
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about above a drop-ceiling?

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On Sun, 5 Oct 2008 13:34:37 -0700 (PDT), sid
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Can I leave and/or add a electrical box above drop ceiling? No
receptacle or switch, just a junction box where multiple conduits
intersect. I know you can't bury one in a finished wall, but what
about above a drop-ceiling?

Thanks


I thought the purpose of drop ceilings was to cover the boxes.
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On Sun, 5 Oct 2008 13:34:37 -0700 (PDT), sid
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Can I leave and/or add a electrical box above drop ceiling? No
receptacle or switch, just a junction box where multiple conduits
intersect. I know you can't bury one in a finished wall, but what
about above a drop-ceiling?


Thanks


I thought the purpose of drop ceilings was to cover the boxes.


I installed a dropped cieling in a back basement to cover up all the
surface wiring.

previous owners ran everything on the surface, so did the builder back
in 1950.

basements should always have suspended cielings for easy access


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You just need to make sure you cover the junction box also.


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On Oct 5, 6:22*pm, "SBH" wrote:
You just need to make sure you cover the junction box also.


What about the boxes that the builder installed that have a porcelain
incandescent fixture on the bottom ? Do I need to remove those
fixtures and cover them as well ?
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On Oct 5, 6:22 pm, "SBH" wrote:
You just need to make sure you cover the junction box also.


What about the boxes that the builder installed that have a porcelain
incandescent fixture on the bottom ? Do I need to remove those
fixtures and cover them as well ?

Only if wires are exposed.


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On Oct 5, 6:22 pm, "SBH" wrote:

You just need to make sure you cover the junction box also.


What about the boxes that the builder installed that have a porcelain
incandescent fixture on the bottom ? �Do I need to remove those
fixtures and cover them as well ?

Only if wires are exposed.


if bulbs were originally screwed in i would just screw in plug
adapters so no shock hazard can exist. anyhow thats what i did and the
home inspector didnt note it as a problem.
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Yes, that's totally accessible and perfectly legal. (code wise)

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