electrical junction boxes?
We find missing and without covers gone all the time
This is an overheating connection in an attic, see the melted wires and connectors.
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thermal imaging scan of the connection shows why an electrical box is a great
Wires almost always fail at the connections, therefore a electrical box would had kept this molten
connection coming in contact with the framing.
that connection to be 435F!! Notice that the connection just a couple inches
the wire is at a much more reasonable but still hot 116F.
I am surprised
connection had not caught the home on fire already, I bet it was ever hotter
that wire-nut melted off and the insulation charred. Can you imagine all the smoke that must have
been in that attic at this connection smoldered?
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