Home Theater Riser - Wiring Receptacles


Old 11-03-15, 09:30 PM
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Question Home Theater Riser - Wiring Receptacles

Hello! I am starting to sketch out plans to build a riser for a row of theater seating (gonna frame out 2x12's with 3/4" plywood on top, and will carpet over it). What I'm trying to figure out is a clean (and to code) method to power to a receptacle on the front of the riser.

There is an outlet on the back wall behind the riser, so I figure if I tap into power inside that junction box, I can then run romex behind the wall, come out the bottom of the wall, then run through the riser to the receptacle. Thoughts?

Also, the other thing I'm not sure how to properly do is install the receptacle into the riser. Do I attempt to cut through the front 2x12 and install an old construction j-box? Seems like a hole that big would weaken the structural integrity of the riser. Or should I frame around a new construction j-box instead?
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Old 11-04-15, 02:51 AM
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You are using the 2x for the height, not as a structural member. Use and old work box with the ears turned backwards so the box projects through the carpet.

Your other idea sounds fine. I would drill the risers for the cable.

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