||03-08-2007 05:22 PM
Originally Posted by pointer
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.