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Old 04-13-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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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.

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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.

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Have a look here.
Some very qualified people touch on this subject.
Junction box in stud wall behind drywall?
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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.
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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!
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Can you post a pic or link to the cans you used in your basement?
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Ok. I'll take a few pictures but they are Halo brand 6" ic rated can lights in approx. 3 x 4 rows.
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Have a look here.
Some very qualified people touch on this subject.
Junction box in stud wall behind drywall?
The discussion you cite has nothing to do with the OPs issue.
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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?

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Recessed lights only start to be discussed at post #56 in the thread linked to.
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Correct.
That's why in my OP I stated that they "touch" on the subject.
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The inspector might be talking about other j-boxes in ceiling space.
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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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