Covered Deck wiring options


Old 02-13-19, 06:17 PM
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Covered Deck wiring options

I want to install fans in a covered deck. The room is timber beams and trying to hide wiring best I can.

What options do I have, if I use UF-B can I cover with wiremold raceway (which would be merely cosmetic b/c I believe UF-B does not need to be in raceway/conduit.

If I use THWN, I donít think wiremold would be adequate, and I think it can only be used in dry locations.

Any options for a low profile approved conduit for damp locations? Or is UF-B in wiremold a good option. I would like to cover the raceway with trim.

Also I assume regardless of wire/conduit option, I need weather proof fan boxes? If not using conduit what type of fitting do you use on the weather proof box?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 02-13-19, 08:39 PM
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I would wire that in UF-b cable. It's dark colored and easy to hide. You could drill a small hole straight up thru the timber. The boxes you use are based on the type of fan you choose.
What ever you choose must specifically state on it for "fan use".

For that install I'd use the Garvin boxes..... Galvanized fan boxes
For a fan that uses a downrod.... you could use these..... Red Dot diecast boxes
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Hi, best to use UF-B , unroll it and keep if flat and staple it, you can always take a piece of the same lumber and router out a channel and tack it over the cable, UF-B is not the easiest stuff to work with, hard to strip.
Be sure the fans are damp location rated.
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Thank you both, much appreciated
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