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I need a particular kind of box and I'm not sure it exists (because of code I guess):
It's a box that will go over wiring connections that have already been made.(wires have been twisted together and wirenuts are on)
I want this so I don't have to dissassemble all the connections,put the wiring through holes in the box and reassemble everything.so does this exist? what's it called?
 
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I need a particular kind of box and I'm not sure it exists (because of code I guess):
It's a box that will go over wiring connections that have already been made.(wires have been twisted together and wirenuts are on)
I want this so I don't have to dissassemble all the connections,put the wiring through holes in the box and reassemble everything.so does this exist? what's it called?
how many cables/connections?
 

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Can you post a picture of what you are trying to box in, cover etc.
 
Loads out there...
here's a cheap and nasty type

here's a better one

but these are designed primarily for use with the correct connectors, not wire-nuts, however there's loads out there depending on exactly what you are trying to achieve
 

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The OP is in the USA - wire nuts ARE the correct connectors! Note that the NEC has certain stipulations about junction box types but they are different from ours. There are all sorts of ways to kludge this with a plastic box assembled around the connections, but they probably won't meet code. Do it once, do it right.
 
Fair enough, Lucien...I know what you are saying, however I feel you may have misconstrued my comment.

I know that wire nuts are the "correct" connectors in the USA, in that they are in common usage. The Wago box is designed for use with the "correct" connectors, ie the Wago ones, which is what I meant. The OP wanted a box to put connectors in, didn't mention strain relief or MF.
Wire nuts are also common in Spain, just stuffed in a JB. It's common to see them put in a JB where one of the entries has been slotted to take them without undoing them and re-doing them. I'm not a fan.
 

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I need a particular kind of box and I'm not sure it exists (because of code I guess):
It's a box that will go over wiring connections that have already been made.(wires have been twisted together and wirenuts are on)
I want this so I don't have to dissassemble all the connections,put the wiring through holes in the box and reassemble everything.so does this exist? what's it called?
Analog they don’t make a box with the back cut out of it. Are you an electrician and if not you need to find one. We have all types of boxes but them wires are hot and are they not in a box? If not that is a violation of the NEC and an experienced electrician could fix you up quickly. Who ever did that installation was not a licensed electrician, all splices shall be made in a sizable box, we don’t even know how many splices you have so we can’t even tell you what size box you need because of box fill calculations that have to be done
 

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i suggest a wagobox, simplybecause OP would not need to disturb existing connections, but not sure if it meets NEC regulations.
 
Yes they make such a thing-


This is a standard j box as used by the Australian electricians.
If you are wanting a box to use to encase an existing wiring junction without having to undo the wires, then this is the thing.

you simply put the base plate behind the wires,
then you cut horseshoe shaped holes in the appropriate sides
to suit the wiring pattern
Then the cover goes over that and is screwed into place
 
Are these connections made without a box (flying splice :( ) and you wish to put them in a box? If this is the case then there is no way to fix it without taking it apart.
 

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