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Gooch4130 09-10-2019 08:18 PM

Run Coax Through Recessed Outlet
 
Is it against code to drill a hole in the top of a recessed outlet and run coax into it? I am only going to use the bottom plug so I am not concerned about space. There is at least 1.5" of 'recess' in the box and it would be far from the electrical wiring.

https://imgur.com/krhxMBA

Gooch4130 09-10-2019 08:29 PM

https://imgur.com/krhxMBA

CoolWill 09-10-2019 08:32 PM

Not at all. Knock yourself out.

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TheLivingBubba 09-10-2019 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoolWill (Post 5239012)
Not at all. Knock yourself out.


I'm auditioning for your other usernames Moderator spot, how did I do?

wcord 09-10-2019 08:53 PM

If you are in Canada, you can not mix the low voltage coax, with line voltage in the same box without a divider.
In the States, probably the same rule, unless you want to ignore the code as some "professionals" claim is okay to do so.

HackWork 09-10-2019 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wcord (Post 5239026)
If you are in Canada, you can not mix the low voltage coax, with line voltage in the same box without a divider.
In the States, probably the same rule, unless you want to ignore the code as some "professionals" claim is okay to do so.

It’s not in the same box. It’s just in the recessed portion in front of the box. As a professional, I know that.

CoolWill 09-10-2019 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by TheLivingBubba (Post 5239022)
I'm auditioning for your other usernames Moderator spot, how did I do?


You're in a dead heat. I think I need to see you two fight to the death.

CoolWill 09-10-2019 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wcord (Post 5239026)
If you are in Canada, you can not mix the low voltage coax, with line voltage in the same box without a divider.
In the States, probably the same rule, unless you want to ignore the code as some "professionals" claim is okay to do so.


You most certainly can do it in Canada. All you have to do is put the cable... in.. the... box. Simple.

TheLivingBubba 09-10-2019 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoolWill (Post 5239048)
You're in a dead heat. I think I need to see you two fight to the death.


I can install a ceiling fan faster than him...but he's better looking than me.



OP find a link to what the box looks like, you're not going to be able to post pics till you get 20 posts.

Southeast Power 09-10-2019 10:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Gooch4130 (Post 5238998)
Is it against code to drill a hole in the top of a recessed outlet and run coax into it? I am only going to use the bottom plug so I am not concerned about space. There is at least 1.5" of 'recess' in the box and it would be far from the electrical wiring.

https://imgur.com/krhxMBA

That was you. :vs_laugh:


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