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Old 01-09-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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I want to install some lighting in my kitchen and run exposed conduit. Similar to the below picture. My question is, what goes on the other side of the junction box, the other side of the drywall that is, if anything? Does there need to be some type of box on the concealed side, or is it acceptable to drill a hole through the drywall, mount a box on the surface and pull the cable through a knockout in the back of the box, secure with a clamp, and make the connection inside the box?

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The cable or conduit can enter the back of the circled box as long as the proper connector is used.

Be sure to bond all the metal parts.

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Gotta to ask why you want exposed conduit in your kitchen.
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Mainly because I have an industrial style theme going on. Given that, this is an added bonus because its way easier. Dont worry it will look spectacular!
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I can see it needing constant cleaning from greasy dust buildup regardless of how clean of a cook you are.
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Rod that is what I was thinking, post some pics when you get it done I would like to see it.
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I can see it needing constant cleaning from greasy dust buildup regardless of how clean of a cook you are.
This is true. Then again a lot of other stuff in the kitchen does too, guess I'll add it to the list.
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Rod that is what I was thinking, post some pics when you get it done I would like to see it.
I absolutely will. Dont hold your breath though, I'm still in the early stages of the kitchen light project...

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