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Carl Ealy 04-13-2012 03:58 PM

Recessed lights in basement
 
Hi,

I've installed can lights in my basement ceiling (between ceiling trusses) which are daisy chained together operating off 1 switch. However, the county inspector said that I had to provide access to all of the jucntion boxes or install can lights that allow access to the junction box from inside the can. I have searched the web high and low for such lights (6" and IC rated) and have not found any. If anybody has experience with such lights or know where I can purchase any or has installed can lights in there basement covered by drywall ceiling, I would greatly appreciate some advise as what to do.

Jim Port 04-13-2012 04:14 PM

Your inspector is lacking some knowledge. The junction boxes on new work housing are considered accessible. You remove the part of the housing that holds the socket.

sublime2 04-13-2012 04:16 PM

Have a look here.
Some very qualified people touch on this subject.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/junct...drywall-99352/

itsnotrequired 04-13-2012 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Port (Post 898283)
Your inspector is lacking some knowledge. The junction boxes on new work housing are considered accessible. You remove the part of the housing that holds the socket.

yup. accessible means 'capable of being removed or exposed without damaging the building structure or finish or nor permanently closed in by the structure or finish of the building'.

unless you are cutting out drywall or similar, the boxes are accessible.

jbfan 04-13-2012 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by itsnotrequired (Post 898295)
yup. accessible means 'capable of being removed or exposed without damaging the building structure or finish or nor permanently closed in by the structure or finish of the building'.

unless you are cutting out drywall or similar, the boxes are accessible.

Just a PITA to work on though!:censored:

k_buz 04-13-2012 04:58 PM

Can you post a pic or link to the cans you used in your basement?

Carl Ealy 04-13-2012 05:20 PM

Ok. I'll take a few pictures but they are Halo brand 6" ic rated can lights in approx. 3 x 4 rows.

rjniles 04-13-2012 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sublime2 (Post 898285)
Have a look here.
Some very qualified people touch on this subject.
http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/junct...drywall-99352/

The discussion you cite has nothing to do with the OPs issue.

sublime2 04-13-2012 06:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rjniles

The discussion you cite has nothing to do with the OPs issue.

Lmao!
Maybe you should read through them all!
Junction box behind wall,has nothing to do with his issue?He failed inspection because there is no access to the boxes in the lights.
Really?

Jim Port 04-13-2012 09:58 PM

Recessed lights only start to be discussed at post #56 in the thread linked to.

sublime2 04-13-2012 10:25 PM

Correct.
That's why in my OP I stated that they "touch" on the subject.

bobelectric 04-14-2012 03:44 AM

The inspector might be talking about other j-boxes in ceiling space.

Carl Ealy 04-14-2012 10:13 AM

Thanks Jim Port and all. Jim Port hit on the head. All I have to do is remove the 3 screws that adust the housing height and the whole housing slides down and out!


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