COMMUNITY FORUM

arecar1

04:18PM | 05/22/05
Member Since: 05/21/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I need to Install 2 light next to my fireplace im starting from scratch. can someone tell me how i can install and run the cable to the cieling I know I need to open 2 holes but how do I run the cable up.

Do i need to break the wall so i can run the wire and then cover it with topping compound please tell how.

tshea1

05:51PM | 05/23/05
Member Since: 05/03/05
79 lifetime posts
If it was me...

Cut 2 3-1/2" holes where the fixtures are going. If you have a basement, fish wires to basement then route to a new cut-in switch. You will need to measure twice or thrice and drill a hole through the floor that is covered by wall. To locate you can use a 3" drywall screw run almost tight to the floor at the edge of the shoe molding. Locate screw in basement and drill about 1 -1/2" away from screw, into wall.

If you have a 1-story house you basically do same thing in attic. Again measuring multiple times to make sure you are in the wall.

Finally, you can bust holes in the wall and ceiling. This will of course require patching. One method is to make two holes--one in the wall and on ein the ceiling at the point where they meet. Then with a large drill bit-1" or 1-1/2" drill on a 45degree angle into the joint where the ceiling and wall meets, to a depth of 1-1/2" (approx). fish wire thru the to holes and lay into the hole at the joint. I like to use a staple to hold the sheathed electrical cable in the joint, then patch over.

Sorry, the wiring method used is sheathed electrical cable.

Not sure where you are going to go in the ceiling, but you need to know direction of joists to fish or drill more holes and patch.

As always, if you are not sure of what you are doing, call a professional licensed electrician.

tshea1

05:52PM | 05/23/05
Member Since: 05/03/05
79 lifetime posts
The 2 3-1/2" holes are sized for "old work" boxes that are used to mount the fixtures and make the needed wire splice to the fixture.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... Need a window and a door in a tight space? A Dutch door with a window may be your answer. These useful doors are split hor...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1