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07-29-2009, 11:10 AM
Is it correct that you do not count the wires from the fixture (in this case a light) when calculating the size box needed. Thanks. Earl
07-29-2009, 11:08 PM
Fixture wires don't count. Devices-switches, recpts- do count.
07-30-2009, 05:33 AM
Thanks ActionDave. That is what I thought. Earl
07-30-2009, 10:20 AM
You mean the fixture wires do not take up any space. Anyway, here is the quote. Note the caveat about fixture wires.
You can omit equipment-grounding conductors and up to four 16 AWG and smaller fixture wires from box fill calculations, if they enter the box from a domed luminaire or similar canopy (e.g., a ceiling paddle fan canopy) [314.16(B