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Hiding cord safely

Posted by DBCnyc (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 27, 11 at 17:44

I need to find a way to get electricity to a seating area that floats in the middle of a room and would very much like to avoid installing floor outlets.

I know it's never recommended to run a cord under a rug--particularly where it could be walked over--to avoid overheating and damage from friction. Can one, however, safely run a simple lighting cord through a low profile conduit under a rug? For example, this conduit: http://cableorganizer.com/cord-covers/economical.htm#8781 Or does this not provide enough protection? (Or will rug overtop cause too much unwanted insulation? BTW, it's only for 2 75-watt bulbs, not heavy-duty equipment of any kind).

If this isn't an option, any other thoughts? (Ceiling lights not an option).


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RE: Hiding cord safely

The safest and most attractive way to solve your problem is to install a floor receptacle where you need the power.

For a temporary installation, what you're looking for is Corduct (or something similar). You tuck the cord into it and lay or stick it on the floor.

If I understand correctly, Corduct is supposed to be laid OVER the carpet, not under it. I don't know of a product that's approved for protecting a cord under a carpet.

The link below is for illustration, not an endorsement.

Here is a link that might be useful: Corduct


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RE: Hiding cord safely

DBCnyc-
I'd definitely try to go with floor receptacles and not ever have to worry about it afterwards. How difficult is it to get access to the floor from the underside?


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RE: Hiding cord safely

Something in this line might help.

Here is a link that might be useful: Carlon


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