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Lefte 11-24-2012 03:24 PM

Install Electrical in brick
 
Howdy,
I'm not new to electrical however I've never done what I'm trying to do. In our newly renovated basement I want to put an accent wall of full size brick. How do I install the outlets and switches if I don't want anything surface mounted? I am a very visual kind of guy so if you have some web sites or pictures I would appreciate it.

Thanks All ahead of time!

Lefte

Jim Port 11-24-2012 04:23 PM

Install the conduit behind the brick with the face of the box flush with the brick.

TTW 11-24-2012 05:53 PM

Here ya go!

http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/...7/BrickBox.jpg


http://www.amazon.com/Arlington-DHB1.../dp/B004K1G11M

user1007 11-24-2012 05:55 PM

Just curious. Are you building an actual brick wall? If not, why wouldn't use real brick veneers instead of solid brick?

Lefte 11-24-2012 09:25 PM

We renovated the entire basement. Actually removed the old brick basement and put in wood. I kept the brick to make it remain part of the house once we got to that point in the project. So yes SDSESTER, we are using full size chicago brick from circa 1890. Of course I have much more than I will ever need. What to do with the rest I wonder...

So it's an inside brick accent wall using full size brick. I'm starting to rouch in the wiring and want to have the right boxes and such in place.

I have the site photos here if you care to look:
http://mcnaughtonbasementrenovation.shutterfly.com/

Lefte

Rochsolid 11-24-2012 09:36 PM

Use masonry boxes for your receptacles and switches. Run your conduit in your brick up to the too of your wall. Will there be a dropped ceiling?

Lefte 11-25-2012 11:31 AM

I am thinking I'll run the cable through the stud wall to the box, with an extender to make the 3 inch wide brick. I am putting a drop ceiling on one side and drywall on the other.

Thanks everyone..

Lefte

Rochsolid 11-25-2012 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lefte
I am thinking I'll run the cavle through the stud wall to the box, with an extender to make the 3 inch wide brick. I am putting a drop ceiling on one side and drywall on the other.

Thanks everyone..

Lefte

If you use conduit, run it inside the brick and to a 90degree bend at the top of your wall so your EMT stub ends up in your dropped ceiling side


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