Adding Semi-Permanent Receptacle Using Smoke Alarm Wiring

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Old 04-17-17, 10:49 AM
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Question Adding Semi-Permanent Receptacle Using Smoke Alarm Wiring

I have an idea I wanted to run by the group to make sure I'm going down the right path. We're working on our son's nursery and I want to install a camera in one particular corner of the room as it has line-of-sight to everything.

That corner does have a smoke alarm installed with 12-3 wiring. My thought is that I could tap into that wiring and add a surface mount receptacle right next to it. This way I could add a "semi-permanent" outlet that I can eventually remove fairly cleanly in a couple years when we no longer need the camera.

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Old 04-17-17, 11:03 AM
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Is the breaker the smoke alarms are on a mix use circuit with other things already on it? If yes then it likely wouldn't be a local code violation in your area.
 
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Just double-checked and they are on a mixed-use circuit!

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Old 04-17-17, 06:19 PM
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Sugest a surface race extension box to a surface race "switch" box with a short piece of surface raceway between.

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Seems like a lot of work compared to a plug in camera.
 
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