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Old 02-26-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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IS this wrong? Romex connector?


My Juno IC22 can lights have spots for non-metallic (romex/NM) to go into the box, rather than using the knockouts and putting in clamps.

I ran across this picture on a home inspectors website saying that this practice is wrong. Please see his picture below...this is exactly how I am running my wires into the built in junction box at the light.

Is this wrong?

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Old 02-26-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
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It is wrong and non code compliance


Writer’s information is for discussion purpose only and should be confirmed by an independent source.

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Old 02-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #3
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Is there an internal clamp on the inside that you tighten down?
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:13 PM   #4
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The only thing wrong is that the rectangular ko should be removed completely. The internal clamp secures the cable.
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Here is a picture of my actual setup...

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Here is a picture of my actual setup...

Why not just use the round knock outs and some of these :

http://www.foxelectricsupply.com/Con...duct/nm94a.jpg
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I think I would have used one of these instead.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/image...mb=cpCLpHoH11V
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Post #4 is your answer.
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Smaller pic next time please.
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Why not just use the round knock outs and some of these :

http://www.foxelectricsupply.com/Con...duct/nm94a.jpg
Those connectors are fine also. Some of us must be concerned with production as well as costs.
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Where does the ground wire connect to? I can't see with the picture.
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Fixture has a ground wire riveted to the j-box
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Yea, in the second picture I posted (of my work) it appears the ground is going into the neutral nut. Its not. There is a separate nut with ground wires connected behind the neutrals and the wire is riveted
to the box as brric said.

Thank you for the input all. I've removed the knockout on the NM inlet and snugged up the built in "clamps."
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I would not listen to what the particular home inspector site you went to, says. Those in the trade, that are on here will tell you if it is correct, and post#4 is correct.

I can probably guess which HI site you are talking about, due to they tend to not like it, when those with experience in fields come on their site and tell them that they are incorrect on what they are telling people, along with the fact, that 99% on that site that I am guessing you got this from, are rookies at best, and I personally would not allow them to inspect my property.
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I would not listen to what the particular home inspector site you went to, says. Those in the trade, that are on here will tell you if it is correct, and post#4 is correct.

I can probably guess which HI site you are talking about, due to they tend to not like it, when those with experience in fields come on their site and tell them that they are incorrect on what they are telling people, along with the fact, that 99% on that site that I am guessing you got this from, are rookies at best, and I personally would not allow them to inspect my property.
It is kinda fun to go there and harass the HIs.

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