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Old 03-19-2008, 12:46 PM   #1
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In my old garage, pic below, I hung three, 4' fluorescent lights in the bottom of the upper cabinets, which I built using a 2x4 frame. I had some j-boxes in the wall underneath the peg board where I did the wiring for the lights. The J-boxes were mounted flush with the drywall, but I could still access them if I removed the peg board, which was held in place with several screws.

In my new house, I would like to build a similar setup, but I now have access to some attic space above where the workbench will be. Instead of installing the j-boxes in the wall under the pegboard, I would rather place a j-box in the attic and run down the inside of the wall with some 14-2. The 14-2 would come out in the bottom frame of the cabinet and run directly into the light where it would be hard wired, in place of the regular cord.

Would there be a problem in doing it this way?
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:36 PM   #2
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As always, you will need to check local code. If you can readily access your junction box from the access, that would be fine. I would rather had that done than the boxes behind the pegboard. I can tell you from experience that the guy that buys your old house may hire an electrician to fix a problem and spend hours looking for the boxes behind the pegboard.

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Old 03-19-2008, 04:35 PM   #3
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Whaoo thats a clean bench. Looks as if you never use it lol. Looks good and neat!!
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:12 PM   #4
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Makes me feel bad about the way my work bench looks.
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If I could only be THAT organized!
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:03 AM   #6
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Well, thanks for the help and the kind words

The workbench didn't usually look like that and I found out over the years I had to hang my tools up so that I could see them or they would end up getting lost, never to be found again...
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The only "workbenches i've seen that look like that are in the garages of retired folk This is what I thought a work bench looked like, or is this just me?
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I am so freaking jealous right now. I don't even have the room for that massive of a work bench.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:25 PM   #9
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Silk, it's not just you. I too have a basement full of "just in case". My workbench looks a lot your photo.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:35 PM   #10
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Don't feel bad either my workshop is pretty packed as well with combation of electrical part and diesel engine parts stacked up [ sure i do fix generators that why i get bunch of diesel engine parts ]

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