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Old 03-30-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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Securing MC/AC cable to existing outlet box


Standard 4" Steel Box in Wall.
I suppose a good wack of a flathead screw will be able to get a knockout out.

I plan to run a new line to this box if doable...

Do they make special fittings that I can use to secure a BX cable in a 1/2 knockout or 3/4 ........that I can secure to the box IF I only have access to the *inside* of the box ?


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Old 03-30-2012, 10:52 PM   #2
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Put the connector on before fishing it down the wall.

Otherwise, they make snap in connectors for MC that don't use a locknut.

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Put a connector onto the flex before you fish it to the box. Then have the nut handy to screw onto the connector. ???
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Genius - on putting the connector on the cable before fishing it ! I did not even think about doing it this way...
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:16 PM   #6
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Any secret sauce advice on knocking out the knockout from the inside of the box.

It's a tile backsplash so I want to keep vibration to a minimum...
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Any secret sauce advice on knocking out the knockout from the inside of the box.

It's a tile backsplash so I want to keep vibration to a minimum...

Flat head screwdriver.
Push on tab to bend it,once it bends rock it back and forth till it snaps off.

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