If you are going to use a junction box it is better to fit a larger rated
| >>> My newly aquired Edwardian semi has obviously had some various wiring
| >>> incarnations in it's time with occasional remnants of rubber covered
| >>> cable around but not used. All cable is now T&E grey PVC but some of
| >>> both the lighting and the rings cabling are connected to junction
| >>> under the floor boards. I believe the wiring regs say that all
| >>> terminations are to be accessible. Does this mean that junction boxes
| >>> under the floor are not allowed?
| >> It all depends upon what you call accessible. Lifting some carpet and a
| >> floorboard that has already been lifted up before is accessible in my
| >> opinion. If you then lay tiles or built in furniture on top of the
| >> boards and I would class the junction box as inaccessible.
| >> Following on from this I personally don't like hidden connections,
| >>> especially on rings under wooden floors, and feel they are a possible
| >>> overheating site, and fire risk. What does the panel feel, getting
| >>> of them would mean extensive rewiring and destruction of nice
| >>> decoration.
| >> A socket on a ring main is nothing more than a juction box. If the
| >> junction boxes are installed correctly I see no problem.
| >> The frequent use of juction boxes on a ring main is often a sign of
| >> spurs. Are you sure that the ring mains are up to scratch?
| >> Adam
| With regards to junction boxes, there really is some junk on the market.
| Tried a few in the past which literally fell to pieces, so now if I have
| use any, I only get the more expensive ones. Certainly a case of, you get
| what you pay for.