Prior to renovating a garage the electrical junction box above the garage door was well accessable. The contractors intstalled plywood and hardy board, covering this box. They did manage to bring the hot and neutral wire through a small hole drilled to the outside.
Now the home owner would like to install there light but I told them the installation if done would not to code and improper. The light itself would be fastened directly to the hardy board without the ground wire. For a proper installation they need to have full access to the junction box so th light fixture can be mounted to the junction box and wired correctly with the ground fixed to the box. (there is no access to this box, can’t see it)
The home owner is arguing that ground is not required and mounting the light to the hardy board is OK, leaving the light and junction box completely isolated.
Any thoughts before I pull out my hair with this client!