What do I need to hide these cat6 holes outside the house? Is it called a junction box?

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  1. bc99

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    I've attached a photo of the holes in question for context.

    I have 8 holes running cat6 from the inside to the outside of my house. My plan is to seal the holes after the work is completed, then cover the holes with some sort of "junction box" that is used only for cable management i.e. all the cables fit into the back of the box and then they exit the box on one side. There is no termination in the box; it's purely for cable management and hiding the holes.

    Anyone know what this kind of box would be called or where I'd acquire one? I can't find anything at Home Depot. They said a box that I'm describing 'wouldn't be up to code (?)'. because I'm looking for something with a removable back cover, and code only allows for a removable front cover. Also, their junction boxes are too small. I've searched the web for 'junction box', 'data box', 'box to hide cables', etc. but I can't find anything that will route these 8 cables.

    I realize that my holes are wonky and inelegant. I regret nothing. (photo attached)
     

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    So You want to put them in a box? and then what? Run them out of the box in conduit to your cams ?
     
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    Yeah, so I want to run them through the box to hide the holes in the wall and converge the cables closer together for when they exit the box. They then run along the house and into a trench inside of PVC.

    This box that I'm looking for is solely to cover the holes and cables and allow the cables to exit the side of the box to run along the house.

    There will be no termination or equipment otherwise in the box. It's just a box to cover the wall and allow the cables to come together before exiting the box.
     
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    c hris527 Known around here

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    Google weatherproof nema boxes, you would have to drill holes to match your patterns.
     
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    Thank you. I think this is precisey what I’m looking for.
     
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    If there was any way you could use a hole saw and find center there and use 1 1/2 hole, you could save yourself a LOT of messing around and push everything through 1 hole, just silicone up the other ones, they will be behind the box, that way you will only have to drill 1 rear hole in your Nema box.
     
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    I used 1/2” emt boxes with cat6 cable. We are going to run at least three cameras out of this box with no problems.
     

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    suggest using compression connectors instead of set screw. Compression will assist better in keeping water out.
     
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    If you want any of that to be water resistant, you will need to seal everything up with silicone caulk or something of that nature.