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Old 08-26-2011, 07:24 AM   #1
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A Couple of Questions About Running Romex Wire Near Utilities


Looking at the pictures below, are there any requirements about running wire near hvac ducts? Is it ok if they touch etc? Is it ok to run wire behind the clean out the way I have done here? Last question, can I install a can light next to the shut off valves (if it will fit it will be tight)?






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Romex looks fine. Can light is fine near pipes. Is the can light IC (insulation contact) rated?

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I don't see any issues. the light would be fine. Would you still be able to access the shutoff?
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I didn't plan on ic rated can but I could use one. This is a basement, I didn't plan on insulating the ceiling. Would there be another reason for that?

I want to leave access to the shutoff, I was considering a vent cover.

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Non IC is fine. Just make sure the can is 1/2" from combustible materiel.

In other words, do not get a big fixture and jam the housing up against the plywood sub floor.


410.116 Clearance and Installation.
(A) Clearance.
(1) Non-Type IC. A recessed luminaire that is not identified
for contact with insulation shall have all recessed parts
spaced not less than 13 mm (1⁄2 in.) from combustible
materials. The points of support and the trim finishing off
the opening in the ceiling or wall surface shall be permitted
to be in contact with combustible materials.
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