Electrical Cable Run In Concrete Floor - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-15-2010, 05:44 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 19
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Electrical Cable Run in Concrete Floor


My home is a raised, slab ranch. Raised about 3 feet with a concrete cap over sand filler. Hope I explained all right.....LOL

Replacing existing carpet with engineered hard wood. I need to have two electrical plugs in the floor. They will be each be spliced into nearby (10 feet away) wall plugs. I will also be running a phone cable. Low load devices in floor plugs like floor lamps, cordless phone, etc. Presently using extension cords from wall, run under rug.

My plan is to cut a channel in the concrete cap to run the electrical (phone also in one) cable then seal the channel with a concrete patch type material. I will also have to cut the cap deeper where the boxes will go as engineered flooring is about 3/8 inch thick. I know about shallow boxex.

I plan to cut the channel with a concrete blade on a electrical hand saw. Cutting two slits per run as shallow as I can to accomodate the cable then chisel out the channel or run more cuts.

I will not being doing anything I have never done before, including cutting concrete, electrical, etc.

Suggestions, ideas, helpful hints, etc?

Thanks

Advertisement

john curry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2010, 06:35 PM   #2
Handyguy
 
Brik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SE PA
Posts: 803
Rewards Points: 500
Send a message via Skype™ to Brik
Default

Electrical Cable Run in Concrete Floor


Essentially you should use conduit in the concrete and a proper floor box.

Advertisement


Last edited by Scuba_Dave; 02-16-2010 at 05:57 PM. Reason: removed link to web-site
Brik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 12:20 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,510
Rewards Points: 2,008
Default

Electrical Cable Run in Concrete Floor


Wet saw or dry?
J. V. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 01:17 PM   #4
Handyguy
 
Brik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: SE PA
Posts: 803
Rewards Points: 500
Send a message via Skype™ to Brik
Default

Electrical Cable Run in Concrete Floor


Quote:
Originally Posted by J. V. View Post
Wet saw or dry?
ha - wet if you can get your hands on one. Could encounter rebar embedded in concrete. A circular saw with an abrasive blade will be tough going and quite possibly end up in the demise of the saw plus all the dust generated.

Wet is the way to go. Rental houses can hook you up.
Brik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 05:54 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 19
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Electrical Cable Run in Concrete Floor


Quote:
Originally Posted by J. V. View Post
Wet saw or dry?
Dry saw but no rebar. Realize it will be dusty, but will have helper running shop vac to suck up dust. She is good at sucking.....LOL

From what I read, most suggest conduit so my questions are will overall plan work:

Cut slits only as deep as needed for smallest available conduit, chisel out (or recut), run conduit, then reseal over conduit with concrete patch type stuff?

What type and size conduit?

I can "wing" the connection at the wall and the floor boxes.

Thanks for your help.
john curry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Laminate or vinyl on a concrete basement floor? pjpjpjpj Flooring 36 09-03-2012 02:37 PM
Split level walls and floor joists - how are they constructed? jrbutterfly Building & Construction 2 06-09-2009 01:11 PM
Carpet in the basement Packer Backer Flooring 16 11-04-2008 12:19 AM
Concrete deck -- rotting floor joists jwill Building & Construction 6 09-05-2007 09:01 AM
new concrete floor next to old concrete floor mattroos Building & Construction 10 08-28-2007 02:32 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts