08:03AM | 09/13/04
Member Since: 07/22/04
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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?




08:43AM | 09/13/04
Member Since: 01/18/99
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What you are doing should be fine. As long as the wire are extended in a junction box and it is accesable with a blank cover, The NEC approves of this method.

Let us know how it works out.


09:30AM | 09/13/04
Member Since: 07/22/04
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Thanks for the reply bink.

Just one quick question, since the junction box will be behind the drywall (above and slightly displaced from the hole in the ceiling), is this still considered accessible?



Tom O

12:27PM | 09/13/04
Member Since: 09/17/02
487 lifetime posts
Judge for yourself, here's the definition

"Capable of being removed or exposed without damaging thebuilding structure or finish or not permanently closed in by the structure or finish of the building."


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