What are the chances of this setup passing an inspection? 4x4 box is mounted on a stud, relay attached to the bottom 1/2 knockout, transformer will be mounted at the front of the box. This is in garage, so I plan to cover the hole with a removable plastic panel.

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  • Will the junction box cover be accessible without tools? If you grab the bottom of the relay and yank to the left, will it go flubba-flubba? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Sep 15 '18 at 19:36
  • yes, the box will be accessible without tools. Relay has screw holes, I'll probably bolt it to the stud as well, although even now it barely moves – Alex Sep 15 '18 at 19:49
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    I wouldn't bother, the very fact that it's flush to the junction box should hold it. The rule is "without disassembling any part of the building" so when I say "without tools" I include the same screwdriver you'd use to take the junction box cover off. I live in Victorian houses where they'd finish this as an adorable little cabinet with a latch. And when you need access, boom, there it is. Super easy to change my tub/shower spigot, why doesn't everybody do this? – Harper - Reinstate Monica Sep 15 '18 at 20:26
  • I take it the 24VAC/class2 wiring is running off somewhere else to a low-voltage thingy before it heads to the relay coil? – ThreePhaseEel Sep 16 '18 at 2:37
  • yes, this is correct, running into a whole in the bottom stud – Alex Sep 16 '18 at 2:49

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