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Hardwire a GE Slimline flourescent?

Posted by biggyriggy (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 26, 12 at 11:50

Is there any good reason I can't cut the plug off and attach the wiring to a switch?

There is a label on the cord that says "Not for current interruption", but I can't think of any reason other than the plug makes sure you have the correct polarity.

Also, you think it's okay to splice wire to extend the interconnect wiring 5-6 feet?


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RE: Hardwire a GE Slimline flourescent?

This would be better posted in electrical wiring.

RE: Hardwire a GE Slimline flourescent?

I don't know, but my electrician wouldn't do that. Said it was against code, which seemed odd to me. Anyway, I took them back, even though the woman at HD said you could do it and electricians did it all the time. I got the Utilitec ones from Lowe's and have been pleased so far. Can't see them under the cabinets, and we barely had an inch to hide them behind/under.

RE: Hardwire a GE Slimline flourescent?

I did it! Or, an electrician did it for me. Trick is to get the 24772 junction box - you can run the proper wiring in the wall from the switch to the junction box, which then lets you plug in the lamps with their included link cables.

Here is a link that might be useful: GE Junction Box

RE: Hardwire a GE Slimline flourescent?

"Said it was against code, which seemed odd to me."

Cord and plug equipment is not listed for use as permanent.

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