Broken outdoor junction box


Old 09-22-14, 03:20 PM
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Broken outdoor junction box

Before I go ahead and replace this junction box I want to make sure I'm going about this correctly and not missing anything.

I have an outdoor junction box that is broken:

The metal bit highlighted here was chipped off so the outlet won't stay back (technical terms):

I picked up a "Master Electrician, Single Gang Outlet Box, With 3 1/2" holes" at the store.

On the inside of the current box 18.3 CU. IN. is printed. Im not sure what that means or if it's important.

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Old 09-22-14, 03:43 PM
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The 18.3 cu in is the maximum box fill capacity for the box. Tell us if you need help calculating the needed box volume for your device and wires.

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