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adrianj

10:15AM | 09/13/05
Member Since: 09/12/05
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Hello, I am currently in the process of finishing my basement. I have bought some can lights but I am wondering how to wire them up. My code requires me to use metal conduit to run wires. So my question is, should I run the conduit straight into the can light electrical box or should a put a junction box nearby and have flexible conduit come from that?

The only problem with the first method seems to be bending the conduit around each of the beams and into the box. Is there an easier way that is still within code?

MrElectricOly

05:08PM | 10/05/05
Member Since: 05/11/03
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You must meet the code requirements in your area, so if AHJ (authority having jurisdiction - in other words the inspector) says it must be in conduit then you are stuck. There are several other wiring methods that they may approve that would be easier to use like MC cable, or flex. You need to ask first before changing the method though. Good Luck.

Jim Simmons
WA State Master Electrician


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