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Old 05-25-2010, 06:56 PM   #1
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I've tried to leave at least 6 inches of cable at each box along with a loop to allow additional cable if necessary. Is it necessary to leave the loop? A couple of boxes may be a little short of wire but if I could get rid of the loop I may be OK.

On my pot lights I seem to have left more wire than needed. Is that OK?
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Old 05-25-2010, 07:50 PM   #2
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The requirement is for 6" of free conductor in the box. This is measured from where the sheath stops. The sheath must extend into the box a minimum of 1/4".
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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