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rjohnson2
wiring an old house

Hi All, I am going to install some wiring in an old house.
I am going to put wiring on the inside surface of the wall in a finished area. It will be visible. Is there some sort of "conduit" avaiable for this situation ?

Rob from NY

canuk
Re: wiring an old house

Sure --- there's metal conduit ( though you need to be handy with a bender) --- PVC conduit --- and wire mold raceways from companies like Panduit.

Of course you will also need surface mount electrical boxes.

Tom
Re: wiring an old house

Wiremold is a trademarked product that is designed for on-wall wiring. If installed correctly next to molding it is almost invisible. It is relatively expensive at about $1.00 per foot and about $5 per box/fittings and it can be tedious to cut and install but it does the job. No need to paint it as it already has a finish coat of either beige or white. Make sure that you ream each cut piece thoroughly to avoid abraiding the THHN wiring.

Ernie_Fergler
Re: wiring an old house
CaptTCB wrote:

Wiremold is a trademarked product that is designed for on-wall wiring. If installed correctly next to molding it is almost invisible. It is relatively expensive at about $1.00 per foot and about $5 per box/fittings and it can be tedious to cut and install but it does the job. No need to paint it as it already has a finish coat of either beige or white. Make sure that you ream each cut piece thoroughly to avoid abraiding the THHN wiring.

Wiremold make metal & plastic variations of the same product. Both have advantages. If you are talking about filing the burrs of the metal type, that is a great idea. The metal Wiremold does come with metal clips that are installed at the ends of raceway runs, but are a bear to work with...

rjohnson2
Re: wiring an old house
canuk wrote:

Sure --- there's metal conduit ( though you need to be handy with a bender) --- PVC conduit --- and wire mold raceways from companies like Panduit.

Of course you will also need surface mount electrical boxes.

Thanks, actually wiremold is Legrand and I guess Panduit is a competitor. Wiremold has the outlets built into the raceway and Panduit has seperate outlet boxes.

So I have 2 choices of suppliers.

Ernie_Fergler
Re: wiring an old house
rjohnson2 wrote:

Thanks, actually wiremold is Legrand and I guess Panduit is a competitor. Wiremold has the outlets built into the raceway and Panduit has seperate outlet boxes.

So I have 2 choices of suppliers.

Wiremold makes a product line with outlets as part of the track as well as a product with separate outlet boxes. Both rather unattractive, but functional.:D

canuk
Re: wiring an old house
rjohnson2 wrote:

Thanks, actually wiremold is Legrand and I guess Panduit is a competitor. Wiremold has the outlets built into the raceway and Panduit has seperate outlet boxes.

So I have 2 choices of suppliers.

Yep --- I guess it would have been less confusing if it was stated .... wire raceway ... and drop the "mold" .

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