Do I need to install a junction box?

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Old 11-01-07, 04:46 PM
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Do I need to install a junction box?

Hi Guys,

In running my electrical wiring for my kitchen refurb, I'm pretty sure I'll have to use 2 rolls of cable.

Is there any way to join the 2 cable ends other than by way of an accessible junction box?
 
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Nope, that's the only way.
 
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I'm not sure why it should be a concern. Usually a cable is ended in a box for lights or a receptacle and the run is continued using a new roll of cable.

If you're using romex, it's available in 25', 50' 100' and 250' lengths that should cover every situation.
 
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Wire

Do the longest runs first. Save the short runs till last. This will minimize the length of left-over on a roll.
 
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with ingenuity ,a box can be both "concealed" and "acessible" , presuming appearance is your concern.
 
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It's also available in 500' and 1000' spools, but it would be one heck of a kitchen that required 1000' of 12/2.
 
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