Wire Holes/Rough Inspection


Old 05-21-06, 09:13 PM
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Wire Holes/Rough Inspection

I'm running some lights and switches to my mud room. I have a question for the rough inspection. Having drilled out 3/4" holes, how many cables can I put in one hole? I put two 14/2 cables in one hole, and two 14/2 plus one 14/3 in another hole. Will the inspection flag this? What is code?

Also I moved the location an old BX cable that was formerly feeding a ceiling light. I now want it to supply a recessed can in an adjacent area. The BX is 2 conductor without a ground wire. Presumably the metal armor is grounded. If I terminate this to the can with the appropriate box connector and anti-short bushing will this be sufficient for inspection? (NEC only)

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Old 05-22-06, 08:32 AM
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You should be fine with the cables in the 3/4" holes.

However, connecting the BX to the recessed can probably won't be. Most recessed cans have a requirement that they be used with 90 degree C wiring. Your BX will not have this unless it is relatively new. To use wiring without the required rating could result in a fire hazard.
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Depending on your codes you may have to fire caulk the holes.

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