Code Quiz: Support Wire Requirements in Suspended Ceilings

NEC guidelines on supporting wires in suspended ceiling applications

When installing an enclosure (such as a 4 x 2 1/8 in. square metal box) above a suspended ceiling by means of support wires, the enclosure shall be secured using _________.  The support wires shall be _____ within the ceiling cavity.

A. approved methods / taut

B. identified methods / taut

C. cable ties / tied tight

D. No. 9 wire / connected

Find the Answer

Answer: B

As noted in Sec. 314.23(D)(2) of the 2011 NEC

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