Gangbox (junction) placement

Old 08-11-04, 06:35 PM
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Evening all, been a while....

I know that you cannon place a gang box in a wall and cover it with sheetrock or anything else that prevents access. Can it be placed in the floor joists (ceiling of basement) if a drop ceiling is used?

Seems when the basement in my house was finished one outlet on the outside wall was covered by sheetrock, you can see it, but cannot use it. I want to remove it and replace with new work box with out making too big of a hole in the sheetrock.

The new work outlet box will be about 12"-14" off floor, the old box is 36" off floor. Can I remove the old box, place a junction box in the floor joists and then run a feed to the new box and one other. I will not be visible, but still accessible. Or should I back the wire to an octagon box that feeds lights? Not a lot of room left in this box so I may have to replace with larger if this is the only option.


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You can place a box in the joists above a drop ceiling. Make sure that the box is covered with a blank cover.

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