Too many junction boxes?

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Old 03-28-14, 09:20 AM
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Too many junction boxes?

Is there a such a thing as too many junction boxes?

For instance, power to my living room goes into 2 junction boxes where they are spliced. This is before it gets to the first outlet.
 
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Old 03-28-14, 10:12 AM
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No, no code or installation issue.

Junction boxes are typically advised against in residential situations because they are just another point of failure, and a box that needs to remain accessible. It's easy to 'lose' a junction box under insulation, behind boxes, etc. and often junction boxes are poorly wired by non-competent DIYers.

But a properly secured and wired junction is quite safe and the right solution in certain cases.
 
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