Another Undercabinet Lighting Question

Old 02-14-05, 10:47 AM
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Another Undercabinet Lighting Question

I tried to search the forums for this question but I couldn't find any answers to my questions. So please forgive me if this is redundant.

I'd like to put xenon strips under my cabinets and hardwire them.

Is it acceptable to run Romex out of a hole in the backsplash or cabinet trim, tack it to the underside of the cabinet and hardwire it directly to the fixture?
Old 02-16-05, 01:39 PM
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Hi Brian,

Call me ignorant but I dont have any idea what Xenon's are...maybe I need to check on that but we do it all the time for undercounter FLOUR lights as the cabinet guys we work with actually drill and push them out of the under ring on the cabinet and we run right to the fixtures underneath the cabinet.

NM is fine for exposed and concealed work in normally dry locations. I would say that is a dry location unless you are a serious not a physical damage issue in the location you are talking about....check out 336-4(a) ( 1999 NEC ) for more info.

P.S. We are still working off I dont think that has changed as I am working on a class I am going to be teaching for the 2002 soon and I dont see that as a change.

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