Pre made flexible metal conduit whip - shorter than 6ft?


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Old 10-04-15, 08:04 AM
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Pre made flexible metal conduit whip - shorter than 6ft?

For installing some recessed lights I need flexible metal conduit.
I don't want to get into creating the whips myself. The shortest pre made ones I found are 6ft. It is still a but long for lights spaced less. Are there any suppliers with shorter ones? e.g. 4ft or 3ft?
 
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Old 10-05-15, 11:27 AM
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They are easy to make. Can you use MC cable?
 
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I didn't even know about MC cable (or the difference between the flex metal conduits).

It has never been clear to me whether in Cook county IL one can use just Romex for smaller runs.
 
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Old 10-05-15, 04:14 PM
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Not that familiar with your rules out in conduit land.
 
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Old 11-01-15, 09:46 AM
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turns out I need to use flex conduit

Will 18AWG be sufficient for wiring 6 LED lights?
Stranded or solid?
 
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Old 11-01-15, 10:28 AM
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#14 is the smallest code compliant wire you can use since all circuits will be 15 amps or larger. You need to consult the AHJ to see if Homeowner's permits are allowed. If this is multi tenant building you shouldn't do any electrical work for reasons of liability.
 
 

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