Beating a Dead Horse - Back to Lamp Cord in the Wall

plumeriavineFebruary 25, 2010

Spoke to the building inspector today on the phone. He said he is fine with my high voltage lamp cord in the wall with no visible markings being converted into a low voltage lamp cord in the wall.

Is there anything in the NEC that prohibits low voltage lamp cord in the wall. or is it strictly a locally decided issue?

Would you feel comfortable with this situation?

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Ron Natalie

Yes, the NEC PROHIBITS putting cords in walls. Period. Doesn't matter if it's for 12V or 1200V. Article 400.8 USES NOT PERMITTED.

The NEC isn't some national law however, it only has meaning when adopted by your state/local as the (or part of the) electrical code.

No I am *NOT* comfortable with it. It's banned by the NEC for good reason.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2010 at 5:35AM
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Thank you. NEC is cited as the governing rule book for our area.

400.8. Got it.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2010 at 4:48PM
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Your AHJ is an idiot.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2010 at 6:43PM
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Should be fired... NEC is the MINIMUM safety requirement...

    Bookmark   February 28, 2010 at 12:03AM
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