Your box would not be considered accessible if you staple your ceiling tile to the joist, unless you left a cover for it on the new ceiling tile. You might be able to flip the junction box and face it into the attic if that’s an option. Otherwise you will need to move the junction to where you able to maintain it.

Can you have a junction box above drop ceiling?

There is no problem with installing junction boxes above a suspended ceiling, as long as the box is less than 100 in. ³ and securely fastened.

Do junction boxes need access?

Junction box covers must remain accessible; they cannot be covered with drywall or other surface material. A junction box is most often used where an electrical circuit branches off in two or more directions from a location where an outlet or fixture is not practical.

Can you mount a junction box in ceiling?

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Can I cover up a junction box?

2 Answers. Show activity on this post. You cannot cover any junction box that still has live wires in it. Your best bet is to either remove the box all together or just put a cover plate on it.

Is it OK to have a junction box in the attic?

Yes, junction boxes in attics, suspended ceilings and crawl spaces are legal. Basically, the rule is that ALL wire connections must be accessible. In other words, you can’t cut a hole in a wall or ceiling and bury a junction box by covering it with drywall, paneling, tile, or whatever.

Do junction boxes have to be secured?

Article 334.30 states that cables coming out of the junction boxes should be secured within 12 inches of the box in all boxes equipped with cable clamps. These cable clamps are not to be removed. 314.17(C) states that cables must be secured to the receptacle box.

How do you hide a junction box in the ceiling?

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Are junction boxes allowed in codes?

Though ground wires are technically conductors, the NEC makes a special consideration for them in junction boxes. A junction box is required by the NEC to have a single 2.25 CI space allotted for all ground wires in the box.

Can a junction box be behind a removable panel?

Junction boxes above drop ceilings are considered Accessible but if you have to remove part of the building (such as a piece of drywall) then it is NOT accessible. I had a house where the panel was behind some paneling that was hinged. This is usually acceptable to the Inspector.

Can you drywall over an electrical box?

As long as there are no wires inside the box, you can cover it with drywall. If the box is still acting as a junction box, however, and wires are joined inside it, the electrical code mandates a removable cover.

Can I bury an electrical junction box?

You can’t bury a junction box – it has to remain accessible. The usual thing to use is a handhole – like a box where the lid is flush with the ground. You could get a handhole as small as 12″ x 12″.

Can you cover junction box with insulation?

Yes, you absolutely can. You can lay insulation around the junction boxes as well. Making sure that the insulation is of a fiberglass material will not only ensure a fireproof setup but also reduce airflow from the home through the attic.

What is an open junction box?

A junction box is an approved enclosure in which wiring splices are allowed to be made or terminated. Click HERE to see a variety of them. This simple item plays a big part in electrical and fire safety for the building.

How do you seal a junction box in the attic?

I sealed the my standard electrical boxes by butting rigid foam tight to the sides and top of the box, cutting space for the wires. Kept the foam held held in place with acoustical sealant, then spray foamed the rigid foam with Gaps and Cracks. I also spray foamed the spaces in the rigid foam where the wires come out.

How do you cover a junction box in the attic?

If you have an electrical box in your attic, cover it with a plastic or metal blank cover that is an appropriate size for your electrical box.

How do you cover an open junction box?

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Can I run Romex in attic?

Ultimately, for type NM (Romex), this is directly referenced in the 2011 NEC 334.23 but only points you to comply with 320.23 (type AC), as does 330.23 (type MC). It is 320.23 (A) which specifies the requirements for “Cables Run Across the Top of Floor Joists” – “In Accessible Attics”.

Can you put an electrical outlet in attic?

For attics and underfloor spaces, utility rooms, and basements, at least one lighting outlet containing a switch or controlled by a wall switch shall be installed where these spaces are used for storage or contain equipment requiring servicing.

Where should junction box be placed in attic?

Mount the J-box to the side of a framing member, such as a wall stud, ceiling rafter or floor beam using two #8 by 1-inch wood screws. Mount the box in such a way that all the cables entering and leaving the box will be set back at least 1 ¼ inches from the face of the stud, rafter or beam.

Do outlets in attic need to be GFCI?

An HVAC service receptacle in an attic does not require GFCI protection. If receptacle “A” is the required service receptacle then it must have GFCI protection.