# Box fill question about 314.16(B)(4)

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It says:

A device or utilization equipment wider than a single 50 mm (2 in.) device box as described in Table 314.16(A) shall have double volume allowances provided for each gang required for mounting.

My interpretation:

For big devices that take up more than one gang, count a double volume for each gang the box takes up. For example, here is my box fill calculation for a box containing a receptacle for a 30 A 120/240 electric dryer that takes up two gangs. Nothing else is in the box:

3 #10 conductors @ 2.50 cubic inches each = 7.5
EGC = 2.5
dryer receptacle = one double volume for each of the two gangs = (2.5+2.5) + (2.5+2.5) = 10

7.5 + 2.5 + 10 = 20 cubic inches

I know we just put them in a double gang at work, but I'm trying to understand.
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#### HARRY304E

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It says:

A device or utilization equipment wider than a single 50 mm (2 in.) device box as described in Table 314.16(A) shall have double volume allowances provided for each gang required for mounting.

My interpretation:

For big devices that take up more than one gang, count a double volume for each gang the box takes up. For example, here is my box fill calculation for a box containing a receptacle for a 30 A 120/240 electric dryer that takes up two gangs. Nothing else is in the box:

3 #10 conductors @ 2.50 cubic inches each = 7.5
EGC = 2.5
dryer receptacle = one double volume for each of the two gangs = (2.5+2.5) + (2.5+2.5) = 10

7.5 + 2.5 + 10 = 20 cubic inches

I know we just put them in a double gang at work, but I'm trying to understand.
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#### Deep Cover

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You are correct, however, a dryer receptacle is a bad example because it can mount to a single gang box or a 2/G box.

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