Outside junction box height snow/ground water


Old 06-18-17, 07:20 AM
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Outside junction box height snow/ground water

I want to install a utility junction box on a post in the ground outside. It will be a weather proof . Is there a minimum height to protect it from snow?
Also the ground gets soaked in the spring. Is the a minimum depth to bury the post below ground as well (treated wood)?
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Old 06-18-17, 10:57 AM
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The electrical code does not address either issue.
Old 06-18-17, 04:12 PM
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Post needs to be set at least below the frost line.
I'd be using a 6 X 6 so I did not have to deal with the curling, twisting, checking often seen on a 4 X 4.
If it was mine I'd be installing the box about shoulder high.

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