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    Junction box accessible

    Would you still consider a junction box to be accessible if behind a fridge? The fridge is fastened in place with 8 screws, 4 on each side.

    #2
    I would. The screws merely render it not readily accessible. I know of a J-box behind an upper kitchen cabinet. It only requires a screwdriver to access.
    Master Electrician
    Electrical Contractor
    Richmond, VA

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      #3
      Originally posted by LarryFine View Post
      I know of a J-box behind an upper kitchen cabinet. It only requires a screwdriver to access.
      IMO that would be concealed by the "building finish".
      Rob

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      All responses based on the 2017 NEC unless otherwise noted

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        #4
        Originally posted by infinity View Post

        IMO that would be concealed by the "building finish".
        I don't agree. IMO, you can remove all of the cabinets in a kitchen and not disturb the "building finish" at all, which is the drywall.

        A cabinet is furniture that is fixed in place. Would a bathroom medicine cabinet be building finish? Or a wall-mounted mirror?
        Master Electrician
        Electrical Contractor
        Richmond, VA

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          #5
          I would.

          If not, I would think a hard wired Range installation would be code violation.

          JAP>

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            #6
            What about the receptacle for the fridge?

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              #7
              Originally posted by MichaelJ View Post
              What about the receptacle for the fridge?
              What about it?
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                #8
                Originally posted by JoeyD74 View Post
                Would you still consider a junction box to be accessible if behind a fridge? The fridge is fastened in place with 8 screws, 4 on each side.
                Yes
                If Billy Idol is on your playlist go reevaluate your life.

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                  #9
                  I absolutely would


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