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    Default Electrical Connectors

    I just an episode of This Old House, The Weston Project. They were in New Hampshire showing how they prefabricated the house. One of the things that caught my attention was the connectors they used to splice Romex wiring together between different wall sections. Does anyone have any info on these connectors and their appropriate use? Do these splices have to be "accessible" like traditional junction boxes, or do they count as a continuous piece of wire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cschofer View Post
    I just an episode of This Old House, The Weston Project. They were in New Hampshire showing how they prefabricated the house. One of the things that caught my attention was the connectors they used to splice Romex wiring together between different wall sections. Does anyone have any info on these connectors and their appropriate use? Do these splices have to be "accessible" like traditional junction boxes, or do they count as a continuous piece of wire?
    My guess is that they still would have to be accessible.

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    Default Re: Electrical Connectors

    Here you go.

    http://www.ampnetconnect.com/documen...n_Rev3_Web.pdf

    NEC 2008

    "334.40 Boxes and Fittings.
    (A) Boxes of Insulating Material. Nonmetallic outlet
    boxes shall be permitted as provided by 314.3.

    (B) Devices of Insulating Material. Switch, outlet, and
    tap devices of insulating material shall be permitted to be
    used without boxes in exposed cable wiring and for rewiring
    in existing buildings where the cable is concealed and
    fished. Openings in such devices shall form a close fit
    around the outer covering of the cable, and the device shall
    fully enclose the part of the cable from which any part of
    the covering has been removed. Where connections to conductors
    are by binding-screw terminals, there shall be available
    as many terminals as conductors."
    Last edited by kentvw; 11-01-2008 at 09:35 AM. Reason: Added code ref.

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