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hidden junction box (by J [FL]) Jun 13, 2019 6:34 PM
       hidden junction box (by NE [PA]) Jun 13, 2019 6:37 PM
       hidden junction box (by Jason [VA]) Jun 13, 2019 6:42 PM
       hidden junction box (by J [FL]) Jun 13, 2019 6:46 PM
       hidden junction box (by JKJ [MA]) Jun 13, 2019 6:52 PM
       hidden junction box (by JKJ [MA]) Jun 13, 2019 6:56 PM
       hidden junction box (by J [FL]) Jun 13, 2019 7:08 PM
       hidden junction box (by Jason [VA]) Jun 13, 2019 7:09 PM
       hidden junction box (by #22 [MO]) Jun 13, 2019 7:55 PM
       hidden junction box (by Robert J [CA]) Jun 13, 2019 8:54 PM
       hidden junction box (by Dale [KY]) Jun 14, 2019 9:51 AM
       hidden junction box (by Vee [OH]) Jun 14, 2019 10:41 AM
       hidden junction box (by Rob [MA]) Jun 14, 2019 7:56 PM
       hidden junction box (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 15, 2019 6:49 PM

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hidden junction box (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 6:34 PM
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As I posted recently, I had to remove the shower tile from the shower because of problems.

When I did that I discovered a circular plastic junction box on the right side of the center wall. It's feeding the overhead lamp in the adjacent bathroom and possibly other things there too. Also there are two electrical cords behind the far shower wall, opposite where the plumbing is.

This has probably been like this forever, but...this can't be up to code right?

What is the next step? Call electrician to try to relocate this stuff? Or leave alone and tile back over it?

--72.188.xx.xxx




hidden junction box (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 6:37 PM
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What junction boxes? Silence is golden. --50.32.xxx.xx




hidden junction box (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 6:42 PM
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Any junction box is required to be accessible. Is there a way to cut an access door on the opposite side of the wall? If not, I would have the wires re-routed into the attic. If a circuit is going to fail, they most always fail at junction points. --73.177.xxx.xx




hidden junction box (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 6:46 PM
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Maybe I could put an access panel in the adjacent bathroom, if the box/panel is positioned where it will be hidden by the mirror over the sink...I'll have to take a look again at where exactly the box is positioned in relation to the rear wall. Thanks. --72.188.xx.xxx




hidden junction box (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 6:52 PM
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Iím not an electrician but I have seen boxes and ďwiresĒ behind shower walls. Itís actually fairly common to have boxes backing into the bathroom from adjoining rooms. I assume thatís what you mean right, wires not cords? Because an electrical cord shouldnít be behind any wall. --71.248.xxx.xxx




hidden junction box (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 6:56 PM
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I assumed you were referring to the back of an outlet box, disregard what I said! Iíve seen the back of outlet boxes and wires, not a junction box. --71.248.xxx.xxx




hidden junction box (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 7:08 PM
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JKJ they are two properly insulated wires, on the rear shower wall...they go up into the attic. They don't seem to be related to the junction box. --72.188.xx.xxx




hidden junction box (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 7:09 PM
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The code only requires a junction box to be accessible, not "readily accessible". So just leaving a hole in the sheetrock where the junction box is would be sufficient (assuming the mirror covers the hole). I'm an electrician and if I had this problem in one of my houses, I would do just that.

Actually, I have done just that in my personal residence. I installed a large mirror in the bathroom and it covered up the only outlet. So I just made that box a junction box, relocated the outlet, and covered the junction box with the new mirror.

--73.177.xxx.xx




hidden junction box (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 7:55 PM
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Probably just as easy to pull a new wire from below to get past it and be done right... I didn't know idiots from Missouri went to your part of the country and did work like this for you also!! --174.234.xxx.xx




hidden junction box (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2019 8:54 PM
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Electrical junction boxes must be accessible, safe and meet code. You can not have a junction box near to a water source. You can remove the j-box and re-wire from point "A" to point "C", leaving out the junction box "B". OR, you can have the box accessible from the other side of the shower wall....Outside or in another room. --47.156.xx.xx




hidden junction box (by Dale [KY]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2019 9:51 AM
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Google Tyco Electronic's Non-metallic splice and tap kits. These are designed to be buried inside a wall and do not need to be accessible. I have tried them before and I would feel more comfortable making the splices inside a junction box and burying it inside a wall.

I'm a licensed electrician and know better, but sometimes the right fix can be very expensive and labor intensive. I have hid junction boxes inside a wall that are much safer than some of the receptacles I have seen other electricians install. I have seen loose connections on many receptacles that nearly caught the house on fire. --131.201.xxx.xx




hidden junction box (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2019 10:41 AM
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I hope you have 3 wires, anything related to bathroom needs to be grounded. --76.188.xxx.xx




hidden junction box (by Rob [MA]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2019 7:56 PM
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Is it for an electric toothbrush?

- sorry electrician here --72.74.xxx.xx




hidden junction box (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 15, 2019 6:49 PM
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I was thinking something similar Rob......so the tenant can blow dry hair in the shower --24.101.xxx.xx



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