Am trying to properly plan attack on wiring...
want to use fan rated boxes for ceiling boxes in 2 (eventually 3) bedrooms
from this site:
looks like a 2-1/8" deep octagon box is 21.5 in^2
cable coming in = 2 conductors
cable to next ceiling box = 2 conductors
switch leg = 3 conductors (I hate pull chains)
ground = 1
wires to light fixture = 2 (most ceiling fans have canopies, otherwise
I'd have to allow 3 for a possible future fan)
clamps = 1
so my total is 11 "conductors"
looks like this doesn't work? 11x 14AWG conductors requires 22 in^2?
Even worse, at some point I have to tap off for the receps... guess I
have to do that in the hallway with a regular box and extension ring?
am I missing something? My wiring doesn't seem all that unusual, and I
am trying to avoid having to use boxes in the attic, that's
what prompted the "all right, let's just go ahead and repull this"
exercise in the first place (am still trying to complete my sketch of
how all the existing wiring is run, need to go back up and double check
a few things...)
Am thinking perhaps I don't have to allow for the clamps since the box
uses knockouts and the clamp is physically outside of the box?
I'd just go ahead and put extension rings everywhere EXCEPT for the fact
that SWMBO really wants ceiling fans in all the bedrooms. And it does
seem like it would be a nice feature if we ever went to sell the place...
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