Wiring fluorescent lights and code


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Old 08-30-18, 12:28 PM
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Wiring fluorescent lights and code

I'm in a commercial office building where I need to split some fluorescent lights to get them on a different switch. I have several questions, on a 15 amp breaker how many fixtures can I safely put on that breaker? My second question is that I have several metal clad cables running to one fixture. Do I need to put all of that into a junction handy box at the site of the fixture and can I leave that box on top of fixture or do I need to mount it? I dont know code but I can be taught.
 
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Old 08-30-18, 01:45 PM
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For reasons of liability only a licensed electrician should do the work.
 
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Old 08-30-18, 10:29 PM
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Great so I guess I could spend a small fortune to pay an electrician to come where one little light as opposed to someone telling me what might could be done and save myself thousands of dollars.
 
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Are you insured for the fire which could result from your work?
 
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Old 09-01-18, 07:04 AM
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I have several questions, on a 15 amp breaker how many fixtures can I safely put on that breaker? My second question is that I have several metal clad cables running to one fixture. Do I need to put all of that into a junction handy box at the site of the fixture and can I leave that box on top of fixture or do I need to mount it? I dont know code but I can be taught.
The questions tell me you are not qualified to do the work.
 
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Old 09-01-18, 11:40 AM
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save myself thousands of dollars
A small job like that shouldn't cost thousands of dollars. Many shops can be found charging $100-$150 per hour plus material. I also suspect the building owner will not want you doing electrical work in their building.
 
 

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