2

I have some old-work can lights in my ceiling, and they don't have the clamps around the wires where they enter the can, like they should to meet code. In other words, they don't have these:

enter image description here

Is there a substitute for these clamps that I can use, that meets code and doesn't require me to disconnect the wiring to install such item?

1
  • 1
    Are you certain there is no clamping mechanism at all? Perhaps there is a cable clamp and you're not recognizing it. A picture of one of the actual boxen in question might help someone here recognize an existing clamp.
    – FreeMan
    Commented Dec 8, 2022 at 13:51

1 Answer 1

5

There are a number of plastic connectors out there that you can use to correct your problem. One such one is shown below from Granger. You can insert them from both sides of the box/fixture after placing the cable into the connector.

enter image description here

1
  • 1
    Of note, there is a slice in the side of the connector that would allow it to be slipped over the housing prior to being pushed into the knockout. (In case it's not obvious how you'd get this around the cable in the first place.)
    – FreeMan
    Commented Dec 8, 2022 at 13:50

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.