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Old 10-23-2010, 01:21 AM   #1
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Is it OK if the housing of a Halo H7ICAT comes in contact with a wood joist? I know it's made to come in contact with insulation, but not sure about wood or other combustibles. Also, I'm planning to install 6 cans all about 4-5 feet apart. When I run the romex between cans in a daisy chain fashion, do I need to staple the romex somewhere between cans?


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Old 10-23-2010, 05:21 AM   #2
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close to wood not a problem. It is always a good idea to staple wire if you have access, but not a necessity. If between floors, it is often impossible. Wires should be kept 1 1/4" away from surfaces where nails/screws may penetrate.

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Old 10-24-2010, 11:05 PM   #3
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Thanks Just Bill. That makes sense regarding the staples. I'll be in my attic to install the lights. Will one staple between lights be good enough?
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