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Old 04-16-2013, 09:22 AM   #16
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Any reason why the boxes were not set so they stick out past the rafter?
At some point someones may well want to add a ceiling to make it eazyer to heat or cool and all the boxes would have to be set.
Also how do you plan on getting covers on them sitting like that.
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As nice as your framing is, I'd insulate and drywall that in if it was my shop. And so, I'd have put in metal boxes. Then you can put on flat faces for now, or a mudring w 1/2" or 5/8" riser if someone drywalls later. I also would not have run the wires on the bottom of the board just cuz they might be in the way later. I don't see lights -- being a shop, should have lots of bright light? Just not to that part yet? Overall it looks good and clean. I miss NM.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:14 AM   #18
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I think I left enough room for the plates to be flush with the rafter (I hope) it will be close. I have two 8' lights I'm hoping will provide enough light. If not i have 4 more 4' lights to help. I just was trying to keep cost down by running two big lights.
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I actually have about 75' of 14ga. Mc cable but im not sure if it is ran differently than nm. Can I run it like in the pics?
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That's not a code issue though right? Do you know what I will need as far as gfci and afci? It's just a shop in the backyard. No plumbing or water.
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Gfci's for the receptacles and afci's not required.

all depends on what the FLOORING is .......


ie Basement if its concrete then GFI ... if its carpet then no GFI
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we would have run the wires over top of the trusses .. since it is not accessable - can't walk
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The floor is just 3/4 advantech ply. I don't think code here would allow me to run across the open space of the trusses as you could hang tools or something on the wire.
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all depends on what the FLOORING is .......


ie Basement if its concrete then GFI ... if its carpet then no GFI
Never heard that floor finishes are determining factors for GFCI protection.
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Never heard that floor finishes are determining factors for GFCI protection.
Because it doesn't.
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all depends on what the FLOORING is .......


ie Basement if its concrete then GFI ... if its carpet then no GFI
This simply is not true....
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I would make one suggestion...Those wires sticking out of the cieling boxes...take the ends of them and turn them up. One of the grossest job site accidents I ever saw was the result of the wires sticking down like that. The electrician was climbing a ladder to work on a box and stuck one right into his eyeball.
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Geez, I'll do that. Good lookin out! How about the mc? Runs the same as nm but needs metal boxes? If so can nm be put into a metal box with mc?
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This simply is not true....
so in the example i used ...

unfinished basement ... concrete floor ..you use GFI outlets ... correct ...

now you are called to wire the basement because the customer is going to finish it .... and the floor will now be carpeted .... are you telling me that you make all the outlets GFI's ??? In the Finished area ?? i think not,, so why not ?? Flooring finish
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Geez, I'll do that. Good lookin out! How about the mc? Runs the same as nm but needs metal boxes? If so can nm be put into a metal box with mc?

it's about the clamp that holds the wire .. NM and MC use different ones
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The inspectors I know would require more than a carpeted floor to consider the area as finished.

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