I am about to install several recessed light in a hanging ceiling. I
am pulling permits and getting inspections. Since the hanging ceiling
is the last thing to be installed, and I need to have the lights hooked
up to get the electrical inspection, what is the right approach to
installing them.? I suppose I could suspend them from temporary
hangers to hook them up and get inspected, then connect them to the
grid and adjust the hangers after the ceiling is in place?
I haven't a clue if this will help you or not John; however, in most of
the commercial settings I've worked (canada) where they need to have
the electrical inspected in an unfinished room they typically:
- Run all their conduit and bx (remember, I'm speaking of commercial
- Run the t-bar throughout the room
- Install the tiles *only* where the light fixtures are to be installed
- Install the light fixtures
- Have inspected
Sounds logical, thanks. One question. Don't you need to put up the
wallboard before you can hang the t-bar, the catch-22 being you have to
have the electrical inspected before you put up the wallboard?
Typically, you would rough the entire room and leave tails in the ceiling
for the future lights. Get a roughing inspection, close the walls,install
your outlets and switches, install the ceiling grid and recessed fixtures
wired to the tails you left, and call for a final inspection.
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