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Old 11-05-2014, 06:34 AM   #1
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Light fixture whip connected to old outlet box


I have a switched outlet high up on a wall that I'd like to use to power a new track light.

I'd prefer NOT to use a plugged-in power feed for the track. I'd prefer it to be hard wired. Note: I don't have access above the ceiling.

My thought was that I could use a small length of bx or armored cable to the track. My question is pulling power from the existing outlet box legit? Can you find a box cover with a knockout for conduit 90deg connector?

Thoughts on this approach?


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Yes,it's legit but there are new codes about controlled outlets in the 2014 N.E.C. so you might want to eliminate the outlet. If you use bx,the armour jacket is the ground so that eliminates using a plastic cover.

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Yes,it's legit but there are new codes about controlled outlets in the 2014 N.E.C. so you might want to eliminate the outlet. If you use bx,the armour jacket is the ground so that eliminates using a plastic cover.

Good info. I forgot to mention I want to eliminate the outlet. The only thing to be controlled by the switch will be the light fixture.

Are the metal covers that have a standard hole for a conduit fitting?


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One like this:



should work.
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Last question:

Is this acceptable on an ice sting in-wall box?

Any issue with painting the exterior?

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So this is what I'm hoping to do, except up on a wall, not on the floor.


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