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Old 11-28-2011, 01:15 AM   #1
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U-bending MC cable


is it OK to U-bend MC cable as is shown in the picture? the 12/2 MC cable makes a 180 with maybe an 8" diameter, i was wondering if that is a no-no, for some reason. the cable couldn't come from the same between stud compartment, had to come from the next one and it had to come from below. and there isn't much possibility to move the receptacle elsewhere. also, there is a reason why the two studs are so close together (for hanging a bathroom vanity).

also note there is no clamp connector, before you flame me for it, let me just disclaim i will put one on, i just didn't have any right now.

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It is alot easier to just drill 45 and go up from bottom of the junction box this way it will not put a stress on the MC cable.

The other thing just want to give you a head up if you used the standard sized handybox. the GFCI device will barely fit in there you will need deeper junction box for it that why I always go with deep one much as possible otherwise a 4X4X1 7/8 will work wonder with 5/8 inch single gang mudring if you have room between the stud cavitys.

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It is alot easier to just drill 45 and go up from bottom of the junction box this way it will not put a stress on the MC cable.
i though cable should always go through studs at 90 angles
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The other thing just want to give you a head up if you used the standard sized handybox. the GFCI device will barely fit in there you will need deeper junction box for it that why I always go with deep one much as possible otherwise a 4X4X1 7/8 will work wonder with 5/8 inch single gang mudring if you have room between the stud cavitys.
i've fit GFCIs in a regular handy box before.
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i've fit GFCIs in a regular handy box before.
Fitting, and being legal and safe, are different things sometimes.
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i though cable should always go through studs at 90 angles
Not always depending on the type of the cables you use something like MC cable then no I just drill it out at 45 so it will have not have very sharp bend and can break the MC like that. { the same way with larger SE cable not always at 90 either }

And depending on which way you run the cable that can change as well due some will have to do it on 45

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i've fit GFCIs in a regular handy box before.
Not alway work very well if you can get it fit in but the conductors itself will they be ok or they will be crushed when you screw the device in the junction box.

It the same rules with other junction box sizes and most of the junciton boxes generally will have CI stamped in the box { beside the metal verison some will stamp CI and some don't stamp it but if need to know the size let us know we will tell you. }

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