Junction bodes perpindicular or parallel with joists?

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Old 02-05-10, 12:53 PM
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Junction bodes perpindicular or parallel with joists?

I need to add/replace some junction boxes and I had a question about the correct installation orientation. Should boxes be parallel with joists (and mounted on the face of them) or perpendicular (with tab or something nailed to the bottom of the joist and the box hanging in air)? They are both ways in my basement which is why I don't know the right way or if they're both fine.
 
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Old 02-05-10, 01:05 PM
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Either way is okay, but recessed into the cavity is easier if you ever want to finish the ceiling and provides better protection of the cables.
 
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