LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTING PLAGUES ME AGAIN. WHAT ARE THE 96 & 99 CODE ACTUAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LOCATION AND METHOD OF WIRING LOW VOLTAGE 10 / 20W UNDERCAB PUCK LIGHTS. ROMEX TERMINATED UNDER THE CAB. WIRED TO A CLASS 2 L.V.60W ELECTRONIC TRANSFORMER. 3 X 10W -12V PUCKS ARE WIRED TO THE T/F ALL LOCATED UNDER THE KITCHEN CAB. A DECORATIVE FALSE BOTTOM THEN COVERS ALL THE WIRING FOR OBVIOUS REASONS OF AESTHETICS. INSPECTOR SAY THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH CODE. SAME INSPECTION DEPARTMENT THAT WILL NOT ACCEPT REMOTE LV T/F BEING WIRED WHERE THE SECONDARY / LV CIRCUIT WIRES SHARE THE SAME CAVITY OR WALL SPACE? WHERE DO I GO FOR A CLEAR PICTURE OF DO'S & DON'T ON LV WIRING OF RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR LIGHTING? SORRY TO BE A PAIN!
While we're on the subject... I noticed spools of t-stat wire in the bins below the LV cabinet lighting section at the local SuperStore. Is this acceptable as LV extension wiring between cabinet lights?
Re: UNDER CAB. 20W HALOGEN PUCK LIGHTS#5141 11/06/0110:55 PM11/06/0110:55 PM
The lights I have used from Seagull use a 10 ga. wire that looks like zip cord for the secondary. I run this exposed under the cabinets. The only places it is covered is when it passes thru the cabinet sides. I normally mount the xfmr above the cabinets.
I would like to see a Code reference to justify his violation of your method.
Re: UNDER CAB. 20W HALOGEN PUCK LIGHTS#5142 11/06/0111:35 PM11/06/0111:35 PM
Aloha , I am a supplier of Fans & Lighting and specify residential lighting. This LV wiring seems to plague me only on the island of Kauai. I have specified many Jobs here on Maui and have never encountered problems like I do on Kauai. Kauai is on 96 code. Maui has been on 99 code for only a year so we are somewhat in the "Dark" ages! My question is: Can a heavy duty 500w / 300w Magnetic or Electronic Low Voltage transformer be installed in an attic for servicing reasons and size? If the feed line is the same as the output line 12/2 in and 12/2 out-CAN IT BE RUN ALONG THE SAME STUD WITHIN A DRY WALL CAVITY? Thanks for all you help and sorry to be a Dunce!