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Old 05-31-2015, 08:49 AM   #1
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I have a weird situation in my basement. I have a suspended ceiling and would like to add some outlets up by the ceiling. I plan on using wire mold to do this. The issue is I don't have enough room above the suspended ceiling to put a junction box and run wire mold track down to the first wire mold outlet. There is only about 1 1/2" to 2" from the bottom of the suspended ceiling to the obstruction above it. Basically just enough room for the ceiling grid to fit. Is there a connector or a way to run MC flex cable to the first wire mold outlet box? I could put the wire mold box tight up to the ceiling grid and then run the MC flex cable to it if this is possible. But my wire mold box only has knock outs for the wire mold track. Can I just drill a hole in the wire mold box and use a MC flex cable connector like I would for a normal round knock out in a metal box? Hopefully I explained this well enough. Basically I need to run power from above the suspended ceiling to wire mold just below the suspended ceiling but have limited room so can't fit a junction box above the ceiling and run wire mold down below the ceiling.
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They do make wiremold junction boxes that have knockouts for the wiremold itself but can also accept conduit connectors or mc connectors. If you cannot find one you can drill a 7/8" hole in the box where you want to connect the mc cable. 7/8" is the true size for nominal 1/2" conduit fittings
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Sounds good then I will just drill a hole. Does this sound like my best option for the situation or is there another option I might not know about?
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Thanks for posting that aftershock. After posting and thinking about wire old for a couple minutes I rembrrd the entrance fittings like you posted. You got here before I got b
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Thanks aftershockews. That will work perfect in my situation.
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