I am replacing a recessed can in a ceiling with a surface mounted transformer for track lighting. When I removed the can, the cable running to the fixture is not long enough to reach the new transformer. I therefore need to splice an extra 1ft or so of cable to allow it to reach the new electrical box.
I was planning to get a small metal junction box, nail it to a joist and make the necessary cable connections in the box. After putting on a box cover and securing the new cable, I will use this to connect to the transformer via a new electrical box flush with the drywall.
All of this will be done in the ceiling gap between the first and second floors using the 6-7" hole left by the can light. Is there anything I need to worry about with these connections, and do they meet code?
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