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Old 11-28-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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Any safe way to wire a fixture using metal clad to romex


I am redoing the insulation in my attic and came a cross a patch made by the previous owner.

There is metal clad wiring to an old ceiling fixture. The previous owner was no longer using that fixture. But he connected Romex to the old ceiling box and ran Romex to the new ceiling fixture. Inside the old ceiling box, he pigtailed the hot and neutral and screwed the ground wire to the box. The old box was no longer fastened to anything and the box was not covered. I assume it is common to add new wiring but isn't there something better than this??

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The box definitely needs a cover put on it and it needs to be attached someplace in your attic that will remain accessible after you have the new insulation put in. Any splice needs to be accessible, they cannot be buried.

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Screw the box to a joist or rafter and install a cover. It can be buried in insulation if you wish.
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