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#58501 - 11/11/05 09:45 PM MC cable
rut Offline
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Registered: 05/10/05
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Loc: Orangeburg, SC 29115
Can MC cable be ran in a finish brick wall to a light fixture with no box or shorting bushing, just cut off flush with the brick and light fixture used for the box?

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#58502 - 11/11/05 10:49 PM Re: MC cable
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Registered: 07/20/04
Posts: 9025
Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
I see installations like that terminating in a pancake box.
Greg Fretwell

#58503 - 11/12/05 01:17 AM Re: MC cable
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Registered: 07/16/02
Posts: 718
Loc: Honolulu, Hawaii
A rotozip with a tile bit is needed for this job. Trace the outline of the box onto the brick, and cut the box into the brick flush, which will result in a better fit against the surface for most fixtures. Some fast hardening hydrallic cement to affix the box. Lawyers will not always be necessarily nice to you in a court room if you skip on the box.

#58504 - 11/12/05 04:19 AM Re: MC cable
ShockMe77 Offline

Registered: 06/11/05
Posts: 823
Loc: Rahway, New Jersey
A tile bit will cut the brick? If that's the case, I'll have to remember that for next time. Those rotozips are a great tool to have.

#58505 - 11/12/05 05:42 AM Re: MC cable
Redsy Offline

Registered: 03/28/01
Posts: 2138
Loc: Bucks County PA
300.15 requires you to install a box at your fixtur splice point.

#58506 - 11/12/05 05:43 AM Re: MC cable
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Short answer to question. No.


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