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I have a steampunk pipe lamp I bought from a Chinese company. I need to splice a longer wire to the wire that came with the pipe. Knowing very little about wire, I can't identify the type. The only readable imprint is the name of the city it came from. It is in a black sheath, un-shielded and has two sheathed wires inside (braided copper). One is brown and one is blue. Might be 18 gauge wires. My plan to is to splice with a connector that is approved for behind the wall applications without a junction box and run it a short distance to a receptacle/switch outlet.

I need to know what wire type I should get to splice to the stock wire and if anyone has an idea of where I could find the connector I am looking for.

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You have your one post so now you can post a picture.


I don't know of any legal, high voltage "concealed connectors".
 

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I would suggest adding an electrical box. How do you expect the lamp to be properly attached to the ceiling/wall? If this is a table lamp, and you want to add a longer cord, wire it all the way to the lamp holder and be done with any worries. Do not try to run the lamp cord inside the wall. That is not safe.



That is nothing more than stranded lamp cord. It is usually 18 gauge, some times smaller. Current does not know the insulation color, nor does it care.
 

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Cobyt,

There are connectors out there that allow behind the wall splicing with a box. Home Depot had them for NM and I've seen them online for other wires. Looks like I can't just post a pic. It asks for a URL.
 

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It is a wall lamp. It is just above and existing outlet. My plan is to run the wire from the wall lamp, down to the outlet, which I am replacing with a receptacle/switch combination. I don't want to make a big hole in the wall if I can avoid it.
 

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Cobyt,

There are connectors out there that allow behind the wall splicing with a box. Home Depot had them for NM and I've seen them online for other wires. Looks like I can't just post a pic. It asks for a URL.



One of the Sparkys will weigh in later. Junction boxes may not be concealed and behind a wall is concealed.


Now if you meant through the wall and in another room or otherwise exposed that would be legal.


Low voltage probably is okay also.
 

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Brilliant, jbfan. Do you happen to know what wire I would need? I've been googling until my fingers bled, but haven't found a straightforward answer. BTW: I sing that Buffett song every birthday! Got a giant version of the Barometer Soup CD cover over the mantle.


 

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Brilliant, jbfan. Do you happen to know what wire I would need? I've been googling until my fingers bled, but haven't found a straightforward answer. BTW: I sing that Buffett song every birthday! Got a giant version of the Barometer Soup CD cover over the mantle.


Something like this. Some even come with a plug attached.
Make sure you use the ridged side as a neutral on the lamps.

https://www.homedepot.com/s/replacement%20lamp%20cord?NCNI-5

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