O.K. all you electrical code experts.....
I am installing a ceiling which will have a surface 2 1/2" beneath
the existing ceiling. (It's a soundproof deal).
I want to keep the ceiling fixtures so I have to do something about
getting a box level with the new ceiling. The only "bocx extenders" I
have found are 1.5" and twinning two of them to the existing ceiling
box will extend the box below the new ceiling and perhaps leave me
short on wire. The BX cable in the ceiling is too tight for me to pull
more into the box. I believe that electrical code prohibits me from
converting the ceiling box into a junction box and simply wiring down
to a new ceiling box. (Isn't there something in the national code that
prohibits "burying a box in a ceiling or wall?")
Sooo my one option is to take apart some of the old ceiling, raising
the existing box 1/2" then adding 2 extenders and pigtailing if I need
more length. This is a major hassel.
Anyone have any other ideas??
Thanks in advance.
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