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Looking to do a little (basic) remodeling to the kitchen to get the house ready to sell. There is a 20-year-old under-cabinet LV linear lighting system (I think it's Seagull brand) that I want to replace with something more modern.

Here's what I've got going on:

The LV 10/2 wire comes out of 2 different walls so that it runs under 2 different sets of cabinetry. There is one switch that operates the whole system.

I cannot, for the life of me, find the transformer. :wall bash: I've looked in the cabinets, in the basement, etc. Not sure if placing a transformer behind sheet rock is to code... even for the 1990's when the property was built. We are the 3rd owner of the home so it has been inspected a few times during the previous sale processes and our home inspector never said anything about "missing" or "concealed" transformers.

Before I start cutting holes in the wall to take a peak, anybody have any ideas?

Cheers.
 

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The transformer should only be behind sheet rock ( wall or ceiling) if there is an access panel.

What's above the kitchen ? If an attic, it could be there. A second floor, I'd take a look up there for something hidden in a closet, access panel a on wall, in floor, etc.
 

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The transformer should only be behind sheet rock ( wall or ceiling) if there is an access panel.

What's above the kitchen ? If an attic, it could be there. A second floor, I'd take a look up there for something hidden in a closet, access panel a on wall, in floor, etc.
2nd floor is above... and definitely no access panels to be found.
 

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Found the transformer. It's was in the basement hidden between some ductwork. It uncovers a new problem, however. Looks like there are two j-boxes behind the walls in the kitchen. The wires going into and out of the transformer are 14/2s. The wiring under the cabinet is 10/2s.

Will need to do a little more detective work...

Thanks for your help!
 

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Found the transformer. It's was in the basement hidden between some ductwork. It uncovers a new problem, however. Looks like there are two j-boxes behind the walls in the kitchen. The wires going into and out of the transformer are 14/2s. The wiring under the cabinet is 10/2s.

Will need to do a little more detective work...

Thanks for your help!
Look for any obvious changes
IE new cabinets new walls
this may give you a clue as to the original position.
 
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