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10:56AM | 05/18/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
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I'm curious about the fire-retardant quality of the newer, plastic junction and switch boxes. Are the metal ones safer? I've always thought that a rough edge on a metal box could wear through insulation and cause a problem. Comments?


04:00PM | 05/18/00
Member Since: 10/24/99
31 lifetime posts
The plastic ones will melt just as fast as any other plastic of it's kind, they are constructed a little larger to accommodate better wiring methods.
Whether they are safer or not I feel isn't an issue. If the wiring method using metal boxes is done correctly there shouldn't be any threat of chafing wires.

[This message has been edited by CHOLE4ELECTRIC (edited May 18, 2000).]

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