08:03AM | 09/13/04
Member Since: 07/22/04
4 lifetime posts

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
47 lifetime posts
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
4 lifetime posts
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
477 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."
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon