Overfilled J-Box

As the home inspector looked in a Walnut Creek walk-in crawlspace,the inspector was amazed by the number of electrical wires stuffed into an electrical junction box.

A junction box or J-box is a place where wires are connected together, and there’s a maximum number of how many wires can fill the box.

Too many wires can cause dangerous over-heating, short circuiting, and electrical fire.

Junction boxes also require a cover and someone would be hard pressed to install a cover on this installation.

There’s nothing worse than an electrical fire to ruin your day.

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