Can a plastic wall switch box be used as junction box?

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Old 02-01-17, 08:07 AM
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Can a plastic wall switch box be used as junction box?

I need a junction box to splice some romex in the attic. I have seen all kinds of junction boxes. Can a standard plastic one or two gang wall switch box with blank plate be used as a junction box and meet code?
 
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Old 02-01-17, 08:15 AM
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Yes.... you can use plastic boxes as a splice box.
Remember, the wires still need to be fastened within 8" of the box.
 

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Old 02-01-17, 08:21 AM
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Hello PJmax,

Thx for the quick reply. I just wanted to make sure to do this correctly. I am aware of the 1 foot rule, but thank your for the reminder.
 
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If the plastic box has no built in clamp the wire needs to stapled to the framing member within 8 inches of the box.
 
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