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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:56 pm 
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Good evening
I would like to move a two way light switch,the distance is 1 meter,my question is can i use a junction box to extend the cables,or must i renew the full length of the cables.
thanks in advance.Brian33


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:12 pm 
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One must use some common sense and there is no simple yes or no answer. In theroy you can go vertical or horizontal but not both from any electrical fitting so having a visible junction box would allow you to change directions in practice a blank on the old switch back box. If the junction box is not visible then clearly should not be allowed unless the orignal switch was in a position which the cables run in permitted zones or surface.

As you can see not plain so forgetting regulations, ask yourself, if you sold the house would the new owner expect the cables to be hidden in that position? If yes then reasonable to join if not then you should re-run cables.



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