Working with plastic saddle boxes

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Old 08-10-19, 04:25 PM
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Working with plastic saddle boxes

While I am working on my other projects I want to get a small halogen light installed more according to code than it is now. Based on the location of the light I think my only option is a saddle box like this:
Carlon CFB-16
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Carlon-1...B-16/207205361

I am sure I am supposed to use metal, but there are none. Other than that I am assuming I can connect a 1/2" EMT or flex conduit connector, running a ground inside conduit.

Also, is anyone aware of a deeper model?
 
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I do not think you can attach a conduit to that box.
 
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I think it does have a knockout. But I shouldn't?
 
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I could be wrong. I have not worked with one of those before. It just doesn't appear from the image to have any place to attach a conduit. I suppose you could come in from one side.
 
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Some of those plastic boxes are designed with NM clamps but most have 1/2" ko's.

I'm not a fan of using plastic boxes on EMT. Technically it wouldn't be allowed for two metal conduits but a single grounded metal conduit with an internal ground wire is ok.

What I want to know is how you're going to attach that to conduit without opening the ceiling.

Saddle box with 1/2" KO
 
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I think I found another solution.

All I woudl need is a ~ 1 1/4" deep pan box.
I think they make them only either as 1/2" or 1 1/2" deep with 1/2" knock outs?
I think Garvin has 3/4"

However, I could do this to get at least one inch:
1/2" deep pan box extension
https://www.garvinindustries.com/ele...yABEgJzofD_BwE

with
https://www.garvinindustries.com/ele...nd-boxes/46111

or
https://www.garvinindustries.com/ele...nd-boxes/46112
 
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