Outlets

Kim.57September 25, 2012

Put outlets above your kitchen cabinets so you can run tube lighting or Christmas lights so the cords don't show.

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brickeyee

Note they cannot be on the kitchen counter circuits, but may be on the lighting circuit.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 4:59PM
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kirkhall

Brickeyee, what is the reason for that?
I just put under-cabinet lights in my kitchen, and just plugged them into a counter outlet. Am I in violation of something?

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 7:13PM
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palimpsest

Not if they are plug ins. Hardwired lighting should be on a separate circuit and there should be two separate circuits for outlets.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 7:49PM
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Floppy

Not sure what the original question was but one thing I will mention about outlets: sit in every chair/couch you plan to have in any room & look at the opposing wall. Here is what I ended up with: a speaker at the very top; a thermostat in the middle of the wall, half way down the wall; a light switch right under the thermostat but at the end of the wall & an outlet somewhere at the bottom way to the other side of the wall. Talk about "Artwork" or trying to mask this. Builders, subs, contractors don't care nor will they go into such minute details. Also make sure you have outlets by the stairs for vacuuming.

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 9:47PM
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kirkhall

Thanks Pal! Mine are plug-in

    Bookmark   September 26, 2012 at 12:16AM
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