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Old 10-03-2011, 02:45 PM   #1
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Armored cable from Jbox to shop light (Chicago)

Hi all,

I have 3 shop lights in a detached garage that currently plug into GFCI protected outlets. GFCI occasionally trips when turing the lights on/off. Nothing seems wrong with the wiring, everything is properly grounded. I should note that the shop lights are cheap 4 foot duel T12 fixtures.

I'm looking to remove the outlets all together and hard wire the lights to eliminate the need for GFCI on that circuit. I have 25ft of 3 wire armored cable handy, and there are junction boxes within 2 feet of each light fixture.

My question is, is armored cable acceptable in this situation, or should I head out and buy some greenfield instead? Local municipality is using NEC '08.

Thank you.


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Old 10-03-2011, 04:02 PM   #2
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if you're only under the NEC and not the chicago code armored cable is fine.

if you're under the chicago code i'm not certain, but i believe armored cable is allowed in 6' lengths, so you should still be fine.


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