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bigcaddy 04-18-2013 02:42 PM

Electrical inspection question
 
In my kitchen I have an peninsula counter. We didn't want to drill any holes in the corian top we put in. About a 1/3 of the way out the penninsula runs a shelf. At the end of the shelf is an outlet and a switch for the lights above. All on GFCI.

The wire that powers the switch and outlet is run along the underside of the very back of the shelf.

My concern is: should this be hidden in a conduit of some sort or is it ok as is? you really can't see it unless you lay your head on the counter.

We plan to sell our house soon and I want to get all my ducks in a row and this is one of them.

Thanks,
Tom

Philly Master 04-18-2013 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigcaddy (Post 1162076)
In my kitchen I have an peninsula counter. We didn't want to drill any holes in the corian top we put in. About a 1/3 of the way out the penninsula runs a shelf. At the end of the shelf is an outlet and a switch for the lights above. All on GFCI.

The wire that powers the switch and outlet is run along the underside of the very back of the shelf.

My concern is: should this be hidden in a conduit of some sort or is it ok as is? you really can't see it unless you lay your head on the counter.

We plan to sell our house soon and I want to get all my ducks in a row and this is one of them.

Thanks,
Tom


yes .... you can sleeve it with "GREENFILED" ...flexible conduit

http://www.flex-tubes.com/pcat-gifs/...le-conduit.jpg

joecaption 04-18-2013 03:23 PM

Got a picture?

bigcaddy 04-18-2013 03:30 PM

I can get one this evening.


Thanks

stickboy1375 04-18-2013 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bigcaddy (Post 1162076)
In my kitchen I have an peninsula counter. We didn't want to drill any holes in the corian top we put in. About a 1/3 of the way out the penninsula runs a shelf. At the end of the shelf is an outlet and a switch for the lights above. All on GFCI.

The wire that powers the switch and outlet is run along the underside of the very back of the shelf.

My concern is: should this be hidden in a conduit of some sort or is it ok as is? you really can't see it unless you lay your head on the counter.

We plan to sell our house soon and I want to get all my ducks in a row and this is one of them.

Thanks,
Tom

It's legal to run NM exposed as long as it is not subject to physical damage, so in other words, someone may say it is, others may not. I doubt it will ever be an issue, but some people are frightened of NM type cable.

bigcaddy 04-18-2013 07:06 PM

Sorry for all the clutter.


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/8...5c6490c7_b.jpg

Ebierley 04-18-2013 07:12 PM

Why not put a piece of small crown molding over the cable. Then just stain to match.

bigcaddy 04-18-2013 07:13 PM

Is it that it just needs to be out of view or shielded? I guess it's not really shielded in my basement joists.


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