Can I use lampcord?

Old 12-21-16, 03:18 PM
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Question Can I use lampcord?

I have this thing:

The instructions say you can splice wire up to 100 ft.

Anyway, I want splice wire to go from my unfinished basement into the first floor.

Being an unfinished basement, do I still have to use CL2, CM, CMR or CMP wire just to penetrate the floor up into the first floor?
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Being battery powered you can use any low volt wire. I assume the wire is 22 or 24 AWG.
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Yes you can
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Old 12-21-16, 04:48 PM
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Lamp cord is not class 2 and therefore should not be run in walls. Best would be thermostat cable. It is class 2 and can be run in walls. Example: Southwire 100 ft. 18/2 Brown Solid CU Thermostat Wire-64162141 - The Home Depot

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