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#90718 - 12/08/04 09:13 AM Space between Recessed Can Housing
mustangelectric Offline

Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 496
Loc: Bentonville, AR
Does article 410.13 require a space or non combustible material between the housing of the recessed fixture and the joist?

Can you use sheetmetal or sheetrock screws to attach a recessed can to a joist or wood framing member or do they not have to be wood screws?

Thanks for any replies.


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#90719 - 12/08/04 09:52 AM Re: Space between Recessed Can Housing
makokiller Offline

Registered: 12/03/04
Posts: 51
Loc: millport, ny 14864
Hi, I would have to say no on the space deal, and most of the time I just use the little barbs that are attached to the light it self. or just throw a staple in to hole it up.

#90720 - 12/08/04 04:40 PM Re: Space between Recessed Can Housing
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
You need to look at 410.66 NonIC 1/2 clearance, IC direct contact ok.


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