Under cabinet wiring -- small junction box
My general contractor is also doing the wiring himself. It is common here to just bring exposed NM cable out the wall, just under the upper cabinet, tack it to the underside of the cabinet, and hard wire it into the light fixture. He tells me that inspectors have started not allowing that exposed NM, so he wants to either mount the light all the way back against the wall (no, I'm not doing that, poor position for the light) or mount a box under the cabinet and run armored flex to the light.
1. Is this reasonable?
2. Is there a really shallow box available? The one he had is pretty shallow, but I only have 1.5" of recess under the cabinet.
2b. Is painting a plastic junction box allowed?
This post was edited by attofarad on Fri, Jan 4, 13 at 17:56