I'm not a fan of drilling holes through such small roof supports.
I run my wires along side them.
If they must be drilled, keep the hole as close to the top as possible, the area of greatest stress, and the weakest area, is at the bottom of a span support.
I prefer standard outlet boxes for 120 Volt, along with conduit, but don't usually enclose 12 Volt unless it is in an area where it might be damaged.
Ira wrote:My switches? The hell with code. I didn't use boxes, just wrapped everything real good, but...
mikeschn wrote:Ira wrote:My switches? The hell with code. I didn't use boxes, just wrapped everything real good, but...
There is code for homemade teardrops? Hmmm what an idea... maybe we should come up with a code, and the reasons why...
For example, your 12v line should have a fuse in it... why... cause it could burn your teardrop down... Just look at what happened to Alan...
Bandit wrote:Is the 12V wiring more dangerous as to fire then the 110V?
If I can not find shallow outlet boxes, I may build wood spacers to space them away from the inside wall and have the proper depth.
bdosborn wrote:I found shallow electrical boxes at Home Depot and Lowes. They're a pain to work with because there's not much room for the wires after you install the receptacle.
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