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Old 02-23-2009, 08:08 PM   #1
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Receptacles in plaster on brick construction


I've searched these forums and elsewhere trying to find a definitive answer to this question -

What materials can be embedded in plaster?

From my reading of the NEC, the following are OK:

AC
MC
NMC (whatever that is)

I'm not clear on other conduits. Is PVC OK?

My house is plaster on brick on brick and the bricks are solid. As such, I have hardly any receptacles on exterior walls. I desperately need one in my office and would like to pop off the baseboards and embed whatever wiring method is simplest and code-compliant to extend from an existing receptacle.

Bonus question: what type of shallow boxes work well in this application?

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Easiest way would be to use a surface mounted system such as Wiremold along the baseboard.

http://www.wiremold.com/diy/products...ic_raceway.asp

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I'm not a big fan of the aesthetics of raceway...
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I'm not a big fan of the aesthetics of raceway...
A few hours of trying to cut into the plaster and brick will make you a fan.

Last house I did with plaster over brick was a royal PITA! The Wiremold on the baseboard can be painted to match and once furniture is in place, you won't even notice it.
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A few hours of trying to cut into the plaster and brick will make you a fan.
I just need one of these -

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