Hello, this is my first post here and I was wondering if anyone can help me shed some light on a question of mine.
I am in the commercial trades and I know this varies a lot from commercial to residential. However some direction would help me! I would like to put can lights in our home living room. I was planning on adding a new wall switch and then run the wire up the wall into the attic where I would then run the wiring to each individual light fixture. I am going to have this inspected by the city and im trying to find out what I can and cannot do. My question is I KNOW I cant just run my romex accost the ceiling joist; that deff not code. So do they expect me to drill into the ceiling joists and then run the romex threw the joist??? I think however this STILL isnt to code because I have no "screw blocker" on the face of the joists to protect the wire (obviously im trying not to rip down all my drywall). can anyone help me here? I know remodeling companies dont rip down the drywall to add a few can lights, I just need to know
#1 what is standard code for running romex in a crawl space, and #2 if im adding can lights I believe I need a transformer (believe I havent researched it yet as I type this to you) (I just thought Id ask you if you knew to save me some time). I appreciate you time everyone!
P.s I was there is a wall switch that turns one light in the center of the room on and off, I am planning on taping into that line, what do I need to do to make it code?