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Old 02-05-2011, 05:17 PM   #1
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I will be installing new cans in an existing ceiling. The wiring is done on the arm of the fixture and then tucked up into the attic. How will an inspector want to see something like this when he can't check the wiring from the attic? Do you leave the fixture hanging out of the hole? There are 4 of them tied together.

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I think the only person who can accurately answer this is the inspector.

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I'm not THE inspector, but I am AN inspector.

On remodel-type cans going into a ceiling that is already rocked and when there is limited or no access, I suggest that the best thing to do is wire them and leave them hanging from the ceiling so the inspector has the ability to inspect your wiring and connections if he wants to. He'll probably appreciate the gesture, and sticking them up in the ceiling after the inspection is quick and easy.
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I'm not THE inspector, but I am AN inspector.

On remodel-type cans going into a ceiling that is already rocked and when there is limited or no access, I suggest that the best thing to do is wire them and leave them hanging from the ceiling so the inspector has the ability to inspect your wiring and connections if he wants to. He'll probably appreciate the gesture, and sticking them up in the ceiling after the inspection is quick and easy.
Good idea. It is pretty easy to 'install' them. I'll leave them hang out a little so he can check them if he wants to. Thanks.
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