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senayjr1@verizon.net
eletric outlets on finished basement walls furring strips used istead of 2,4

how can i put the boxes and wire on the wall.

Tom
Re: eletric outlets on finished basement walls furring strips used istead of 2,4

You will have to use an exposed wiring system like conduit(EMT) or wiremold. Wiremold is a trademarked on wall wiring system. It is fairly easy to install but expensive and tedious. The boxes are about $5 apiece and the wiremold itself is about $1 a foot. Make sure you ream all cut pieces. You can purchase all the pieces needed at Home Depot or other big box home store.

sparky1
Re: eletric outlets on finished basement walls furring strips used istead of 2,4

are the walls finnished?? if so why isnt the wiring in the wall?? however if they are finished, i agree you might have to use wiremold. i dont think your gonna like the results so much. Wire mold looks cheesey in a house, in my opinion!!

Ernie_Fergler
Re: eletric outlets on finished basement walls furring strips used istead of 2,4
sparky1 wrote:

are the walls finnished?? if so why isnt the wiring in the wall?? however if they are finished, i agree you might have to use wiremold. i dont think your gonna like the results so much. Wire mold looks cheesey in a house, in my opinion!!

Wiremold is a last resort in residential work and I too think it has a plain look to it. {More at home in the office realm}. But you get what you get sometimes. Plastic Wiremold can be painted to match the wall color though.

Tom
Re: eletric outlets on finished basement walls furring strips used istead of 2,4

Wiremold if done properly by following the molding will look fine and sometimes you don't have a choice. You can't wire behind finished wall easily. You create lots of work for yourself and Wiremold does have a purpose in eliminating that work. Wiremold is very tedious but effective

Ernie_Fergler
Re: eletric outlets on finished basement walls furring strips used istead of 2,4
CaptTCB wrote:

Wiremold if done properly by following the molding will look fine and sometimes you don't have a choice. You can't wire behind finished wall easily. You create lots of work for yourself and Wiremold does have a purpose in eliminating that work. Wiremold is very tedious but effective

And in a finished room actually how much of the walls do you see?
Your last line does some it up rather well....:D

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