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Old 11-03-2009, 12:51 PM   #16
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Don't have the code section, but a cord is not allowed to pass through a drop ceiling, weather hardwired or plug connected.
There was no question (on the part of the OP) of sliding the cord through the "Drop Ceiling". He intended to attach the 1900 box to the surface/grid. (No matter what) Don't Drink and Drive, Ever!!!

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Thanks KBSPARKY I believe that you and I are on the same page now .you seem to understand on what I want to do here and from what you are saying it is allowed per nec correct?????. I don't have a code book anymore so I can't look that section and article up.THANK YOU very much
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Thanks to everyone. I might not have explained well the first time Thank you
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Old 11-03-2009, 03:58 PM   #19
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I not sure if I am explaining it well..
you weren't.

the new description is better.

T bar hangers are often used for this but if the cords are removed much at all, I would suggest (depending what the structure is above the lay in ceiling) a rod to the deck or unistrut across the bar joists with a sturdy attachment to that via rod or the like.

Obviously a proper cord restraint at the box and at the cord cap would be required. I know in my area the inspector has gotten real anal about using chinese finger trap style restraints. You might want to ask the inspector before getting to solid in your purchases of materials.

I would also suggest twist lok style male and female cord caps.

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