questiona about the type of junction box used in an attic

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Old 08-17-11, 09:25 AM
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questiona about the type of junction box used in an attic

Hi all,

THe previous owners of our home remodeled the master bath and I would like to add a few more lights to it. While crawling around in the attic to prep for this I noticed the junction box they used. It's one of these:

http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/244...x_junction.jpg

It is mounted vertically on top of the joist, roughly 3ft from the entry hole into the attic. The wiring into it seems ok and is secured to the inside of hte joists along the way. Having little experience with this I was curious if the way this box is mounted is acceptable or not. I'm planning to have new insulation blown in after I finish my lighting add and figured that if this is something that needs to be redone or done better, I could do it while i'm up there.

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Old 08-17-11, 09:36 AM
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So long as the cables are in cable clamps and it has a cover it is fine. Boxes must remain accessible but blown insulation on top is OK.

One type of cable clamp:
 
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Old 08-17-11, 09:51 AM
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Yep, all good there. THanks for your reply!
 
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Old 08-17-11, 10:06 AM
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The wiring should be protected within 7' of the attic scuttle.
 
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