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Old 07-07-2008, 02:36 PM   #1
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Low voltage wire entering/exiting walls need box?

I have a question about low voltage wiring but first I'll give you the context of what I'm trying to do.

I'm planning on using low voltage linear/line lighting with xenon lights under my cabinets for task lighting and to add a little something to my kitchen. I'm in the middle of the remodel and have most of the drywall off. I want to wire up the wall so I can add low voltage lighting. So, I plan on starting on one side and having one continuous run from one side to the other with the line lighting.

So my question is, when I run into the wall, I plan to use romex cable but do I have to have a electrical box when I come out of the wall? I plan on putting a tile back splash and do not want an faceplate there for the wire coming out. I also do not want the face plate inside my cabinet.



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Old 07-07-2008, 03:51 PM   #2
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If you plan on remote locating the transformer, good luck finding a legal way to do your lighting. what product were you planing on using? Also, depending on how long the run and too many lights may pose another problem for you.


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Old 07-07-2008, 04:55 PM   #3
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Wow, sounds like I'm not going to have a good time with this.

I'm planning on putting my transformer in my crawlspace under my kitchen. The crawlspace has concrete floor and walls so I'm hoping it won't be too bad to attach it to the floor joists.

I was looking at the Pegasus Xenon Light Strip, or the NSL Brite Strip. If I have a little junction box out under the cabinet would that be sufficient for a junction box?
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