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Just about to start pulling in the cables for my smile detectors, however I dint have the detectors yet. Is there enough room in the terminals to terminate a supply feed in and then loop out to the next detector or is a junction box required to house the feed and a supply taken from every J/B?
 

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I used to put a round dry line box behind Aico alarms, otherwise the wires were exposed from the sheathing, if you get my drift.
They are not exposed, there’s a cover over the cables, there’s no cables exposed once the smoke head is removed.
I think you’re thinking of the wrong manufacturer
 

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They are not exposed, there’s a cover over the cables, there’s no cables exposed once the smoke head is removed.
think hemeant where the cables enter from the back. you need to keep the sheath stripped part quite short.
 

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Loads of room! My house is smaller than that!
Oh, wait...maybe that's not to scale? :)
 

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me neither, but you need to strip back no more than 1" of sheath. or it's difficult to get the cover on. that's probably why i find a few knocking around the bottom of my toolbelt. :)
 

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me neither, but you need to strip back no more than 1" of sheath. or it's difficult to get the cover on. that's probably why i find a few knocking around the bottom of my toolbelt. :)
Best smokes on the market in my opinion.
They’ve never seemed to have changed much over the years.
 

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