Wire behind mantle

Old 12-16-04, 01:44 PM
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I am installing a new fireplace mantle and surround. My wife would like an outlet in the mantle shelf. My question is, can I run the wire outside the drywall but behind the oak trim surround. There is about one inch space behind it? Or do I need to cut some holes in the drywall and put the wire inside the wall? Thanks.
Old 12-16-04, 01:56 PM
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If the wire is less than 1.25" from the surface of the wood you need to provide protection. You could sleeve it in conduit.
Old 12-16-04, 04:40 PM
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