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Created On: 04 December 2012 10:42 PM
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 04 December 2012 10:42 PM
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jasiek

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Hi,
Is it allowed by 17th edition to couple wires inside steel conduit box.
Had this situation at work but I had used standard junction box.
 04 December 2012 10:43 PM
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DOUGIE1000

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Wiring inside a steel conduit box or join?

We often use steel end boxes for outlets for light fittings or like if thats what your meaning?

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 04 December 2012 10:55 PM
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jasiek

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I had to extend steel conduit installation(moving 13amp socket) and wasn't sure is conduit tee box ok for joining cables.
 04 December 2012 10:58 PM
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DOUGIE1000

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yeah fine, think of how many lighting conduit boxes have joins in the wiring in a box?

I however personally would use wago or crimps cos im a freak

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 04 December 2012 11:09 PM
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No problem using steel conduit box in your situation

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 04 December 2012 11:09 PM
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jasiek

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OK cheers for clarification
 05 December 2012 09:13 AM
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normcall

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Learn somfink nu everyday on here.

Still trying to imagine:
"Is it allowed by 17th edition to couple wires inside steel conduit box.
Had this situation at work but I had used standard junction box."

Nope, still don't understand so I'd better see if I can actually get a standard joint box inside a steel conduit box and fit both lids.

Got it.
I fitted a standard joint box to the cover fixings (same space apart), brought the cables through the back, by drilling a couple of holes.
Not the way I've done it before, but then I've not done a 17th edition course.

I'm sure there must be an easier way.

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 05 December 2012 07:13 PM
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DOUGIE1000

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Originally posted by: normcall

Learn somfink nu everyday on here.



Still trying to imagine:

"Is it allowed by 17th edition to couple wires inside steel conduit box.

Had this situation at work but I had used standard junction box."



Nope, still don't understand so I'd better see if I can actually get a standard joint box inside a steel conduit box and fit both lids.



Got it.

I fitted a standard joint box to the cover fixings (same space apart), brought the cables through the back, by drilling a couple of holes.

Not the way I've done it before, but then I've not done a 17th edition course.



I'm sure there must be an easier way.


ypu been on the again Norman?

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 05 December 2012 10:53 PM
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Hey Norm lad,
I thought bout you today,
took down and old 5! Fluoro.
Tube ends were BC.
Not seen many even at my age.


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 06 December 2012 07:07 AM
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normcall

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You'll be wanting a couple of by stock bi-pin to BC adaptors next so you don't have to repaint the ceiling (told you I was lazy!)

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 06 December 2012 07:38 AM
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Of Course, you can...


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 05 February 2014 10:33 AM
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Is it allowed by 17th edition to couple wires inside steel conduit box.


And of course dont forget to test the extended circuit to ensure it still meets the required disconnection time. lol
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He's probably put it into service in the last year lol
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