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MC cable #58501
11/12/05 01:45 AM
11/12/05 01:45 AM
rut  Offline OP
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Joined: May 2005
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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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Re: MC cable #58502
11/12/05 02:49 AM
11/12/05 02:49 AM
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,186
I see installations like that terminating in a pancake box.

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Re: MC cable #58503
11/12/05 05:17 AM
11/12/05 05:17 AM
macmikeman  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 717
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.

Re: MC cable #58504
11/12/05 08:19 AM
11/12/05 08:19 AM
ShockMe77  Offline
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 821
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.

Re: MC cable #58505
11/12/05 09:42 AM
11/12/05 09:42 AM
Redsy  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 2,056
Bucks County PA
300.15 requires you to install a box at your fixtur splice point.

Re: MC cable #58506
11/12/05 09:43 AM
11/12/05 09:43 AM
Electricmanscott  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,457
Holden, MA USA
Short answer to question. No.


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