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Old 06-01-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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Deck rail with wiring??


Trying to think of the bes way to run low voltage wiring to my rail posts for deck lights. I figured there were a few of you out there who have done this before.

Railt are not up yet but i was just going to use notched 4x4 posts with 2x4 rails top and bottom screwed to the face of the 4x4 and spindals spanning the two rails (staying 4 inches above the deck.

I though about routing a groove into the 2x4 then tacking a 1x2 treated over the route.

What do you guys think?

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Trying to think of the bes way to run low voltage wiring to my rail posts for deck lights. I figured there were a few of you out there who have done this before.

Railt are not up yet but i was just going to use notched 4x4 posts with 2x4 rails top and bottom screwed to the face of the 4x4 and spindals spanning the two rails (staying 4 inches above the deck.

I though about routing a groove into the 2x4 then tacking a 1x2 treated over the route.

What do you guys think?
Have you considered using solar lights on your rail posts? Would save on the wiring problem.

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i have them on the gates of my fence and that is about all they are good for, a guide. i wanted a little me light on the deck but am avoiding the fllod lights!
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Anyone else have experience with running low voltage wiring through a deck? I'll come up with something but any hints or suggestion are more than welcome!
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