Installing Electrical Boxes
This is an in-depth course on installing electrical boxes. After completing this course, you should understand:
- The different types of boxes that are used for fire alarm system installation
- How to choose the best box to use for different fire alarm devices
- Multiple methods to surface mount electrical boxes (and other things) to sheetrock, concrete and metal surfaces
- How to reduce water intrusion into weatherproof backboxes
- Multiple methods to improve the aesthetics of surface mounted boxes
- How to flush mount electrical boxes in new drywall
- Multiple methods to flush mount electrical boxes in existing drywall, including jobs where wire is required to be run in raceway
- Multiple methods to flush mount electrical boxes in ceilings
- Multiple methods for installing junction and pull boxes
- How to use gutters to make fire alarm control unit installation and maintenance easier
- How to add a knockout anywhere one is needed
- How to connect EMT and other connectors to knockouts that are larger than the fitting
- NFPA 70 requirements for box fill
- NFPA 70 requirements for labels
- NFPA 70 requirements for mixing power limited fire alarm wiring with 110 VAC and other nonpower limited wiring
- How to use a MR101C to separate fire alarm wiring from 110 VAC and reduce the likelihood of high voltage damaging fire alarm equipment
For this course, we would like to thank the following manufacturers for lending or donating products:
- Klein Tools
- Space Age Electronics
- Windy City Wire
Estimated time to complete course: 2 hours.
This course qualifies as 2 CPD points.
This course is available as part of the Fire Alarm 101 bundle.
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