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Old 01-24-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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I need to re-wire my kitchen and my contractor want to run wires behind the crown moulding I'm having installed. Is this legal? He may also run some new wire from the electrical panel to the kitchen through return cold air ducts. Legal?

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Not sure about the crown issue but in the cold air duct is not legal. You can cross the duct but can not use the duct as a chase for the cables. You must have this work done by a licensed electrical contractor not a general contrator or handyman.

Make sure you get an inspection from ESA.

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If the cable is supported every 5feet I can't see why it couldn't go in the crown moulding. Just make sure it is not subject to damage when they install the crown moulding as this may effect if it is legal or not. This would be a good question for your inspector.
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I've done some checking it appears that cable behind the crown is probably OK.
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Joe I have never thought about it before but what a good place to run cables if your doing a reno and adding crown moulding.
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Call Mike Holmes. You are in Canada, and get to see Holmes on Homes & Holmes Inspections before the down under's on the same continent get to see them.

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