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10:43PM | 07/17/02
Member Since: 07/17/02
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I wanted to install sconce lighting throughout the house. How can I estimate the time and dollars required to put them in? Am I correct in assuming that wherever I see an electrical outlet I can follow that wiring up the wall and install a sconce above it?


03:37AM | 07/18/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
Usually, where there is an outlet you can run wiring up the wall above it. You may have difficulty with insulation in outside walls, but it's do-able. Occasionally, you might have a problem where there's a window or some obstruction inside the wall.
As to "follow the wiring up..." most outlets get their wire from the side. That is, several outlets are connected to one line, and that line goes from one outlet to the next, horizontally. Only the first one in line goes up or down - and back to the breaker box.

As to the cost, wire is inexpensive. Just add up the price of the light fixtures.

One thing: if you do this yourself, don't use some old lamp cord wire. You'll probably want 14/2 (with ground) sheathed electrical cable.

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited July 18, 2002).]

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited July 18, 2002).]

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