Receptacle and Switch Box Sizes


Old 12-02-13, 07:36 AM
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Receptacle and Switch Box Sizes

I'm finishing my basement and plan on using all 22 cu. in. single boxes for my receptacles and light switches. The boxes fit fine (2x4 framed walls) and I'm well within code for # of wires in each box (I'm using 12GA for receptacles and 14GA for lights). My thinking in using these boxes is the more room the better for making connections. That being said, is there such a thing as using too large of a box? I could get away with 18 to 20 cu. in boxes in most places.
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Old 12-02-13, 07:45 AM
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Depending on the number of conductors in the box you can use smaller boxes. I like to use the largest box possible for future expandibility and work room.

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