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    Quote Originally Posted by Derlyn View Post
    Hi Sean

    It's not just a personal preference.

    There are a number of factors to take into account. ie. SANS 10142-1 , The Occupational Health and Safety Act , AND Manufacturer's specifications.
    Most people forget about the last 2 mentioned above.

    All conduit through boxes, whether they are end boxes ( one way ), 2 way, 3 way or 4 way are not connection boxes or terminal boxes. They are draw boxes or inspection boxes much the same as inspection elbows, inspection tee pieces etc. ( Manufacturer's specs )

    Don't feel alone, brother, I've been an electrical contractor for 45 years and only became aware of this about 2 years ago.

    Peace out .. Derek
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leecatt View Post
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    Good morning Leecat and a Happy New Year to you and yours.

    We had a lengthy discussion regarding the above ( read the whole post ) and I'm almost 100% certain that consensus was reached that a statement made by an AIA inspector regarding no connections in round boxes was a mistake. It was also mentioned during the very interesting discussion that the same inspector is not practicing anymore.

    I, at the time, considering that this statement came from an AIA inspector and was brought to my attention by someone on the ECA committee in our area, thought it important enough to give it a mention here on the forum. As I said, it turns out that this statement was incorrect, whatever the reason, but at the same time we are all wiser following the debate that arose from and around it.

    Cheers and peace out ... Derek.

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    Thank you. It seems I am guilty of not reading the full discussion but at the same time I am relieved that the connections are allowed in the said box, as I have done many before.
    Compliments of the season to you and all here.

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