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No hidden junction boxes

Question asked by John Poldoian on Jan 19, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 20, 2017 by cda cda

Where in the NEC does it state that a homeowner can not hide an electrical box in the wall preventing service access?  I am servicing a multi-story dwelling (MDU) where a handful of owners have hidden electrical boxes (power; cable TV; phone; Internet) behind plaster, sheet rock, kitchen cabinets, etc.   I believe code requires an access cover plate for servicing.  Since electrical cables run vertically in conduit through junction boxes to residences above, it's impossible to run new cables or test a cable when a junction box is hidden in the wall.