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

Posted by plumeriavine (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 25, 10 at 19:12

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

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.


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

Thank you. NEC is cited as the governing rule book for our area.

400.8. Got it.


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

Your AHJ is an idiot.


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

Should be fired... NEC is the MINIMUM safety requirement...


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