Installing Recessed Lighting (old work)

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Old 06-05-07, 04:44 AM
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Installing Recessed Lighting (old work)

Hi,

I'm preparing to install 3 (remodel) recessed housings in a basement room and noticed on the instruction sheet that it called for metal flex tubing. I've purchased the needed 14/2 flex tubing (3/8) but realized that there's no way to get the flex tubing run all the way back to the switch since the run is going though spaces I can't get at without ripping down the drywall. My idea was to use the existing feed and then run the flex tube to feed the other two lights. Does this sound correct?


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martyc
 
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Old 06-05-07, 06:35 AM
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I believe the metal flex tubing they are talking about is the stuff that is already attached between the can and the box when you buy it. I don't think you need to add any of your own.
 
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Old 06-05-07, 10:18 AM
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Since this is a remodel housing, there is no flex tubing between the can and the box. The wiring from the box to the can travels through a metal channel on the fixture itself. I have only seen flex tubing when working with new construction housings.

I just spoke with the manufacturer on this and they advised that the metal flex tubing is in the instructions because some local codes require its use even with remodel housings.

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Old 06-05-07, 11:33 AM
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Marty, thanks for posting what you learned. We all benefit.
 
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