I have one line coming from an outlet and need to branch it to two lines. Can i use a standard electrical box (blue PVC) as a junction box to branch an electrical line?

  • Why can't you put the splice in the outlet box?
    – Tester101
    May 26 '15 at 14:03

You can do what you want, as long as...

  • The box remains accessible.
  • The box is fitted with a proper cover.

That being said, it may be more appropriate to make the splice in an existing box (assuming the box is large enough for the additional conductors).

  • Unfortunately I don't have enough room in an existing box. I actually wired these this weekend but the circuit isnt hot yet (need to change it from 220 to 110). I used a single gang pvc box and placed a blank outlet cover over it for now. May 26 '15 at 14:49

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