Junction box For Electric Cooktop


Old 06-06-20, 08:23 PM
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Junction box For Electric Cooktop

We are installing cabinets currently. We are also putting in an electrical cooktop. The junction box in the wall has a 6/3 wire for 50A service.

The question I have is what to do about the gap between the back of my cabinet and the wall. The cabinet back is 3.5" from the wall. Picture attached. I do have enough wire in the junction box in the wall to span that. I doubt just running the wire to another jbox mounted in the cabinet is the right thing to do. Could I do that with conduit? Flexible or stiff? Or should I look for a different box?

Any help would be appreciated!

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Old 06-06-20, 08:40 PM
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You can't cut a hole in the cabinet back and bring the wires thru. All splices must be contained withing an approved junction box. Typically what's done in your case is the box is removed from the wall and remounted in the cabinet back. You may need a different junction box to do that.
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Easiest way would be cutting a large access hole. That way you can access junction box.
You can cover the hole with a thin plywood (1/4" or 5mm underlayment) with screws. That way the junction box is accessible.

You can extend wire to bring junction box inside cabinet, but you still need original junction box accessible.
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