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#91588 - 01/24/05 04:49 PM junction box access
gserve Offline

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 92
I would like to hang a 4' wrap around over a ceiling box that had a surface mounted incandescent light fixture on it. What is the code section here? Does the box have to be accessible without removing the wrap around? Could I punch a hole in the wrap around and use a chase nipple to feed the fixture for feed through? Comments and suggestions please.

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#91589 - 01/24/05 05:50 PM Re: junction box access
cpal Offline

Registered: 05/17/04
Posts: 165
Loc: Cohasset MA
Look at 410.14 (B). You can applly your situation per that section


#91590 - 01/24/05 09:54 PM Re: junction box access
Norstarr Offline

Registered: 09/25/04
Posts: 89
Loc: Wi
Use a 2" knockout punch on the 1/2" ko on the back of the fixture and center over the fixture. Drill a hole in the fixture next to the new opening and mount the fixture to the plaster ring with an 8/32 screw. Conductors are excessible and the fixture is anchored to the box. Further support the fixture with anchors per structure.

#91591 - 01/26/05 01:55 AM Re: junction box access
velect Offline

Registered: 05/01/04
Posts: 79
Loc: st joseph mi usa
Most wrap-arounds already have a 2" KO in the middle of the fixture.

No you can not use a nipple

I have never had an inspector require the fixture to be mounted to the box as long as it is grounded.

#91592 - 01/27/05 05:00 PM Re: junction box access
dabest Offline
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Registered: 01/26/05
Posts: 5
so long as the luminair is prperly supported and there is no fear of physical damage no chase nipple is required unless conduit is used as aground


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