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tranman 01-08-2009 02:13 PM

Electrical Channel
 
I'm thinking about installing two florescent, surface-mounted lights in my garage on the ceiling. Instead of cutting up the wallboard that is already installed on the ceiling, I was thinking about using the raceway metal channel designed exactly for that use. Both fixtures would tie in to the existing outlet in the ceiling and the two fixtures have a side hole that the wiring would come out of and into the channel. My question is: how do you tie the wiring into the existing outlet in the ceiling when the wiring will be outside of outlet cover (flush to the ceiling)? Do you drill a hole in the wallboard new to the outlet and bring it into the box that way or something else?

Thanks

jerryh3 01-08-2009 02:18 PM

There are boxes that mount to the existing outlet and you can run the wiremold out of those. I'll try to find a link in a few minutes.

rgsgww 01-08-2009 02:23 PM

I would get a box extension like this

http://electrical.hardwarestore.com/...on-601947.aspx

and run conduit to the lights.

Since you want to use raceway,

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/3YY65

and the raceway would be

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/3YE30

Secure it with something like this

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/3YY45

Where does the wire feed into the fixtures? back or sides?

tranman 01-08-2009 08:56 PM

Good idea
 
Had not thought about lowering the outlet to match the others. Thanks!:thumbsup:


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