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pointer 03-07-2007 05:30 PM

cable clamps
 
I have finished wiring and mounting 12 recessed can lights. I forgot to use cable clamps on the wires coming into and leaving the junction boxes. I am wondering if cable clamps are really necessary before I finish the ceiling and it is much more difficult to get to the fixtures.

How much of a safety risk do I have without the clamps?

jproffer 03-07-2007 05:40 PM

Dunno about safety risks...but code requires it

pointer 03-07-2007 06:04 PM

Thank you.

RippySkippy 03-08-2007 12:13 PM

you might want to check before investing a bunch of time in installation, our area allows the split plastic type that you can install with out removing all the wires and re-attaching.


Rip

pointer 03-08-2007 01:07 PM

Thanks, that's what I was hoping.

jwhite 03-08-2007 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pointer (Post 36038)
I have finished wiring and mounting 12 recessed can lights. I forgot to use cable clamps on the wires coming into and leaving the junction boxes. I am wondering if cable clamps are really necessary before I finish the ceiling and it is much more difficult to get to the fixtures.

How much of a safety risk do I have without the clamps?

Just the risk of the sharp edge from the box, over time, cutting into the cable causing a fire that burns the house down, and hopefully does not kill your family.

Plastic bushings are ok, if they are the kind that is actully a cable clamp built into the bushing.

If you do not plan to do the job right, just light the match now.

RippySkippy 03-09-2007 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwhite (Post 36213)
...Plastic bushings are ok, if they are the kind that is actully a cable clamp built into the bushing....

Glad you added that...it's what I meant...but didn't get it in....:whistling2:

Rip


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