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Old 02-17-2010, 09:59 PM   #1
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Is there a correct way to install a hardwired smoke detector on a suspended ceiling? could I use a retrofit circular box and attach that to the panel then staple the line to the joist above for support? I need to get the basement detectors interconnected and the ceiling is really the only place I'd want them down there... any ideas? thanks

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If I am correct in reading what you posted why not just use a ceiling T bar bracket? They are meant to be used on drop ceilings and screw to the track. Just attach an octagon box put on a romex connector and install. U will need to cut the ceiling tile.

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Is there a correct way to install a hardwired smoke detector on a suspended ceiling? could I use a retrofit circular box and attach that to the panel then staple the line to the joist above for support? I need to get the basement detectors interconnected and the ceiling is really the only place I'd want them down there... any ideas? thanks
I have used a piece of 3/4" plywood that spans the ceiling track! Cut a hole in the plywood for the electrical box and screw the box to the plywood!
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Simplest way is to just use a single gang old work box. Just don't over tighten the box.
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