Junction plate partition wall

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Old 10-26-15, 08:43 PM
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Junction plate partition wall

I am planning on erecting a partition wall to separate an area between my master bath and walk in closet. The point I've chosen has a junction plate cover right in the middle on the ceiling so I'm assuming I'll have to frame it on one side of it or the other. Is this against code to have an interior wall so close to the cover plate? Pretty much butting right up to the wall. Thanks!
 
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Old 10-26-15, 09:16 PM
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What is a junction plate? Do you mean a junction box with a blank cover plate? Please post a picture with the cover plate removed. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...rt-images.html
 
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Old 10-27-15, 05:57 AM
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Is there attic space above?no matter what it must remain accessible.
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It may be possible to move the junction box either into the attic, into the new wall, or to a different location on the ceiling. Can you open up the box and see what's in there?
 
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Old 10-27-15, 07:04 PM
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It is a junction box in the attic with a plate covering it. I can see several conduit pipes feeding various outlets and switches in the bathroom and bedroom. I don't think it can be moved, but if it's ok to build the wall right next to it on either side, I guess that's my only option. As long as there's no minimum distance requirements.
 
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Old 10-27-15, 08:17 PM
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It is a junction box in the attic
So what does that have to do with
erecting a partition wall to separate an area between my master bath and walk in closet
Is the master bath in the attic? We really need pictures.
 
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Old 10-27-15, 08:38 PM
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As long as the cover plate can be removed it sounds fine. The cover cannot be buried.
 
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Old 10-27-15, 08:46 PM
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Ok thanks. I can't post a pic right now, because I'm using my phone to post on here. I will try later. I really appreciate the feedback though.
 
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