Sconce Installation

Old 11-02-03, 03:03 PM
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Sconce Installation

I have a bay window surrounded on either side by floor to ceiling bookcases. In between the bookcases is a window seat. I will be installing sconces into the sides of the bookcases to light the window seat.

My plan is to bring in wires from the basement into the bottom of the bookcases and run them behind the molding to the sconce height. My question is, do I need to cover the Romex wire with something where it runs inside the bookcase? If so, what are my options?

Any advice would be appreciated.
Old 11-02-03, 05:13 PM
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Yes, you need to cover it. You may sleeve it in conduit, run it inside wiremold, or you may even install some wood molding over it. The idea is to protect it from physical damage, and the possibilities are endless.
Old 11-02-03, 05:31 PM
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If you cover it with wood molding you need to put it in conduit unless the wood is at least 1.25 inches thick. That is the minimum thickness of wood you can cover a romex wire with unless you protect it from nails. You could use armour cable instead of conduit.

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