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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleFowler View Post
    These boxes are created to cover wires like this at the bottom of a panel. I agree the code seems sketchy but our AHJ is no pushover on inspections
    Maybe the whole state of TN is a bit sketchy then.

    I gotta run before Little Bill and Augie sees that.......
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    Huh... Learn something new every day...

    That looks like a product made for fixing a mistake that was allowed to happen in the first place; a local problem with a local solution. That NM cable running up the outside of the wall entering a KO on the bottom of an INDOOR panel that was mounted outside, secured with nothing but a clamp would have NEVER passed inspection in any state I have worked in, so the "pop box" solution would not have been needed.
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    Actually the original image is of an outdoor panel but it's hard to tell zoomed in. I've actually seen these used in new construction. In fact some coworkers of mine used one on a new house they were wiring a month ago. In general I think an outdoor residential panel is a poor idea but that new house has the power on lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleFowler View Post
    These boxes are created to cover wires like this at the bottom of a panel. I agree the code seems sketchy but our AHJ is no pushover on inspections
    Would never fly in my neck of the woods.

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    I'm with the rest of the crowd. I've never seen or heard of these before this thread.

    It would definitely be a heck of a lot easier than coming into the back of the panel, I'm just not sure what the inspector would think of them though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumper View Post
    Maybe the whole state of TN is a bit sketchy then.

    I gotta run before Little Bill and Augie sees that.......
    If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time!

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    For the record, I have never seen/used/heard of those covers.
    Must be a East Tn thing!
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    Wow I'm surprised at the number of people who have never seen one of these. I honestly thought outdoor panels had all those knockouts in the bottom of them so you could bring all your wires out of the outside wall of your house and into the bottom of the panel and cover them with a pop box if you wanted to. The pop box pictured in my earlier post is the most professional ones made. I've seen others that you can buy that are less than legit looking and I've seen homemade looking ones as well.....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jumper View Post
    Isn’t the whole state of New Jersey on the wrong side of the tracks?

    I’m kidding! Please don’t send fellas with too many vowels in their names after me......
    I got no idea what youse is talk'n about.

    Maryland, right? I wonders what Little Bill and Augie are doin' 'bout 0300 t'marah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadfly56 View Post
    I got no idea what youse is talk'n about.

    Maryland, right? I wonders what Little Bill and Augie are doin' 'bout 0300 t'marah...
    I have a decent head start, in CA at the moment......

    Lemme go check flights at SFO. Wonder what flight time to Australia is?
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