Is this Junction Box too full?


Hi There.

We have a junction box in our basement furnace room (I believe that is what is called - the circle that is mounted in the joists and may sometimes have a light fixture hanging from it).

Basically, I have included what the junction box had, and according to this configuration, I would like to ADD the one that says "For possible link to light switch."

We moved into this home recently, and already, there were 4 black wires (hots) and 4 white wires (neutrals) joined in order to get
-the source power,
-the 2 receptacles and
-the light pull switch

I figured it would be nice to setup a light switch so that I can more easily turn on the light from a switch rather than the pull cable. I think I would need to run cable OUT of the junction box to the switch (on the wall) and then run cable INTO the junction box to be able to switch the light on and off. I've only shown the one cable going out of the box in my...

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Definition: Junction boxes are made from metal or plastic, measure 2 1/2 inches or 3 1/2 inches deep, and it's where the electrical wiring in your home goes to live when the wires are joined together. Boxes that measure 2 x 3 and 2 1/2 inches deep generally contain 3 wires. Boxes that measure 2 x 3 and 3 1/2 inches deep are made for five or more wires.

The purpose of a junction box is to provide a secure environment for electrical wires, known as hot (black), white (neutral) and grounding (green or copper).

There are other colors of wires used for secondary functions and for lighting. A ROMEX wire runs from the main electrical panel (or a subpanel) to the junction box.

At the junction box, wires are connected to the original ROMEX and distributed to other fixture boxes. All wire gauges should be the same.

It's like the communal meeting spot for electrical wires, where they connect before moving on. All junction boxes must be covered to be installed...

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Dennis and John have some good advice: I should of let things be, but I wrote this so I am gona post it anywhere, as long winded as it is!

Holy sparks, Gabriel: You should have a meter to measure 120 / 240 volts AC. You need to take off the cover, loosen one screw and remove the other. You will see the wires connected together with wire nuts. Hopefully there are 3 white (neutral) and 3 black (hot) wires, and 3 ground wires, each connected together with their own wire nuts. (If not, OR if you see a red wire, STOP and study, there may be a switch or something. You are looking for a simple 120 Volt AC circuit, right?) If you are lucky, the older metal BX cable may be an original feed (already with lots if stuff on it?) from an existing circuit, originating from the service panel. The two romex cables were run at some later time feeding lighting or receptacles? Follow the wires, especially the "Newer" romex, down where they protrude into the wall below and do your best guess on...

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Insect Collection
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Insects are invertebrates with three pairs of legs, usually two pairs of wings, one pair of antenna, jointed appendages, and three distinct body regions — head, thorax, & abdomen. Insects belong to the largest phylum of animals known as arthropods. Many small arthropods are mistaken for insects such as spiders, ticks, millipedes, & centipedes. Although some insects may sting or bite, insects play an important role in nature as a food source for other animals and as plant pollinators.

By doing an insect collection, you can, not only learn beneficial and harmful insects common to your area, but you will also learn structural modifications of various insects that have enabled them to survive & become such a successful and diverse group of animals.. You will also learn to use taxonomic keys to identify organisms.

In order to properly do an insect collection, several techniques...

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