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My coworker told me that by code you are allowed to bury a j box if it's the end if a circuit. This doesn't sound right.
 

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Wouldn't it be a device box if it was the end of the circuit?
 

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That's what I was thinking. What's the point of having a J-box (as in, with no device in it) at the END of a circuit? If it really is the end, then go back and disconnect those conductors from the last device....and then yes, feel free to bury it.
 

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The NEC doesn't say the end of a circuit even needs a box, let alone access to it. Only splices are addressed.
 

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A situation were the wires are live and u can't find Were it's bring fed from and you now it's the end of the line can u bury it?
 

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A situation were the wires are live and u can't find Were it's bring fed from and you now it's the end of the line can u bury it?
Depends on how deep you plan on burying it.

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No. What happens when the next poor guy comes along finds your buried box and gets hurt. If your not using it, properly abandon it. Or put a access door. Always think about the next guy.
 

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No. What happens when the next poor guy comes along finds your buried box and gets hurt. If your not using it, properly abandon it. Or put a access door. Always think about the next guy.
I'm talking about burying it the wall with 1900 box and cover
 

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only if it is covered by gravel and B4T has a map where it is:


(2011)
314.29 Boxes, Conduit Bodies, and Handhole Enclosures
to Be Accessible. Boxes, conduit bodies, and handhole
enclosures shall be installed so that the wiring contained
in them can be rendered accessible without removing
any part of the building or, in underground circuits, without
excavating sidewalks, paving, earth, or other substance that
is to be used to establish the finished grade.
Exception: Listed boxes and handhole enclosures shall be
permitted where covered by gravel, light aggregate, or noncohesive
granulated soil if their location is effectively identified
and accessible for excavation.
 

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The NEC doesn't say the end of a circuit even needs a box, let alone access to it. Only splices are addressed.
false.


300.15 Boxes, Conduit Bodies, or Fittings —Where Required.
A box shall be installed at each outlet and switch
point for concealed knob-and-tube wiring.
Fittings and connectors shall be used only with the specific
wiring methods for which they are designed and listed.
Where the wiring method is conduit, tubing, Type AC
cable, Type MC cable, Type MI cable, nonmetallic-sheathed
cable, or other cables, a box or conduit body shall be installed
at each conductor splice point, outlet point, switch point, junction
point, termination point, or pull

termination is not defined, but using Websters . . .
 
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