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Replacing an outdoor PVC junction box where it rains a lot

How about pull a whole new cable without a junction box at all? A splice is unnecessary there if you run a continuous cable... and that gets rid of any possible water ingress issues causing the ...
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Replacing an outdoor PVC junction box where it rains a lot

Wrong box. Bad installation. Why is the lid so warped? Far too much stuff was crammed into that box than was legal (cubic inch rules) or practical. So the installer just cranked down the lid screws ...
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Replacing an outdoor PVC junction box where it rains a lot

Expanding on a comment, Ed's still got the right answer which I've upvoted. But there is a further problem here. That's a 15.8 cubic inch box. You appear to have a junction of "wires of ...
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Replacing an outdoor PVC junction box where it rains a lot

Don’t change the box drill some holes in the bottom yes this is code legal and even required by code. All conduit systems that are not absolutely sealed condense water so code calls out holes even in ...
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Replacing an outdoor PVC junction box where it rains a lot

I would go with your first Solution of raising it off the ground, and you would need 4 elbows. I would attach it to the deck Joist. I would run new ROMEX wire just to be safe. or you can add another ...
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Replacing an outdoor PVC junction box where it rains a lot

At this point, you should think about redoing the run. Where the line enters under the deck, run the conduit along the bottom of the joists. Attach your new larger junction box, because the existing ...
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Are these pigtails inside the panel and outside a junction box allowed?

It always amazes me how creative the trades can be in screwing up. As a Code Enforcement Officer, Building Codes, I was also the Authority Having Jurisdiction. AHJ is the final approval for ...
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installing ceiling fan on old pancake box

I wouldn't do this. It's probably strong enough, but the cross bar and the trapped U bracket to which the box mounts, are loose and wobbly. They are strong enough to support the fan but vibrations ...
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installing ceiling fan on old pancake box

The bracket would probably support a fan but the pancake box would not. No good way to mount it to the bracket and the screw holes in it wouldn't support a fan. That bracket is either nailed into the ...
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Does the NEC recommend metal or plastic boxes for 240V?

Metal can contain arcing much better than plastic. Plus if a hot wire gets loose and touches the box it is an immediate short and breaker trip, where in a plastic box it would be lurking, waiting to ...
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Does the NEC recommend metal or plastic boxes for 240V?

The NEC doesn't care what material, so long as it's a listed and approved junction box, of an appropriate size for the number and gauge of wires and other items that count towards "box fill" ...
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Does the NEC recommend metal or plastic boxes for 240V?

Depends what your needs are. From a practical standpoint, the purpose of a junction box is to contain any arcing that might occur. It doesn't matter if it's metal or plastic. Metal's big advantage is ...
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Pros and cons to "new work" box vs junction box with mud ring in new construction

You must install the mud ring before fitting drywall, so it doesn't buy you any advantage there. The biggest advantage of mud rings is they are typically used with 4x4x1-1/2" steel boxes, and ...
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Junction Box fill assistance

Well, you have to compute box fill individually on a box-by-box basis. Unfortunately the 2 wires of pass-through must count as 2 wire counts in each box. They're conceptually pigtails, but each box ...
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