Recessed outlet box


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Old 06-01-06, 05:52 AM
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Recessed outlet box

I have a large picture with LED lights in it. The frame has a switch and a low voltage inlet for a plug with a transformer at the other end. I would like to concel the transformer/wire behind the picture. My concern is the heat of the transformer. Would anyone have suggestions on how to accomplish this or is this a bad idea? Thanks
 
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Old 06-01-06, 09:33 AM
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clock receptacle

I've seen recessed receptacles at the big box stores for hanging wall clocks. Would the transformer fit in one of those?
 
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Old 06-01-06, 10:07 AM
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recessed box

I have used these for lights and clocks but I wondered if the transformer would get too hot inside the box with no air circulation. Maybe I could drill some vent holes but I haven't had the chance to check the transformer size against the recessed box.
 
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Old 06-01-06, 10:12 AM
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I don't think that the transformer would fit.

What would you drill vent holes in? There is nothing to drill them in except your picture.

I think the transformer would get too hot.
 
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Old 06-01-06, 10:16 AM
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Recessed box

I was thinking I could drill the holes in the recessed box but I think it is a bad idea to try it so I will just use it as it is.
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Old 06-01-06, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by DMCGEE
I was thinking I could drill the holes in the recessed box...
And then what would you drill holes in? The metal (or plastic) box that you mount the recessed plate to?

Drilling ANY holes in either of these would violate code.
 
 

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