outdoor junction box?

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Old 06-14-12, 01:13 PM
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outdoor junction box?

i am currently looking for a junction box that can be berried but has an access at the top but goes deep enough that the conduit hooks up to and ca have different sized conduits going to it. do they make these? if so send me a product link. should outdoor lighting ad outlets have a separate breaker panel that sits outside on a post?
 
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Old 06-14-12, 01:39 PM
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I believe what you are looking for is a hand hold box. Try Google.

should outdoor lighting ad outlets have a separate breaker panel that sits outside on a post?
Not normally. Is this commercial or residential? What will your total load in amps be? What is the distance to the furtherest outlet?
 
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i looked at the pull box link but how do you hook the conduit up to the box and have a water tight seal? also do they have one with a lot of knockouts?
 
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Normally the bottom is open and the conduits turn up into the opening.
 
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Old 06-16-12, 07:40 AM
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i looked at the pull box link but how do you hook the conduit up to the box and have a water tight seal? also do they have one with a lot of knockouts?
Yep, the bottom is open. You set them in a hole that has been over dug and then partially filled with gravel for drainage. The conduits need to be 24" deep anyway so you just turn them up into the bottom of the box with a 90 degree elbow or a 90 degree bend. You don't really want a water tight seal because all that will do is keep water in the box and not allow it to drain. You cannot keep water out of an inground box or underground conduit. No knockouts needed. If you should bore a hole through the side like a knockout, your conduit will not be deep enough to satisfy code requirements. The boxes are not traffic rated so you wouldn't want one flush in a driveway with car traffic, but they are plenty strong for foot traffic and lawn mowers.
 
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