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How Many Wires are Allowed in a Recessed Light Box

Installing and Wiring Recessed Light Fixtures: NEC 314.16 and Box Fill, What does it mean when a light fixture wire box specifies a maximum number of wires?


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Electrical Question: What does it mean when a light fixture wire box specifies a maximum number of wires?

Jay’s Recessed Lighting Project

Thank you and sorry for all the details,
Jay

This electrical wiring question came from Jay, in Jacksonville, North Carolina who also commented the following: Dave, Thank you for your web site of info and invited reader questions. I have a good understanding and practical experience of electrical circuits and residential wiring.

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Thanks for your electrical wiring question Jay.

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