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Old 09-20-2017, 11:43 AM   #1
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Installing electrical fittings outside of the wall

In modular office furniture, I have seen a way to apply the electrical fixtures outside of the wall. The walls were never cut into, but instead a band about 3" wide and 3/4" thick was applied on the wall wherever it was needed, i.e. top, middle, bottom, etc. The "band" was usually made of metal and contained 110v, network cables and, I am guessing, now would be able to contain usb voltage and also audio cables. I am interested in this because it reduces the flat spots you create in a wall when you cut into a wall to insert outlets, etc. When you cut into the wall, you have to remove some of the insulation. Has anyone seen this?
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:20 PM   #2
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Its a great idea. Was thinking something similar for my bus. Only thing i would mention is that i remember the electricians on our job sites, never ran 110 in the same run as any low voltage. So if you kept the runs seperate i don't see any issue.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:00 PM   #3
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:12 PM   #4
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Accessibility to wiring is good.
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Old 09-20-2017, 08:01 PM   #6
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Look up electrical wire mold. The make it in flexible and or 2 piece hard where you can secure the back to the wall,run your wire and snap the cover on with easy access later to troubleshoot or add later.
If your feeling real perky the hard molding can be heated up and bent in long radiuses like across the roof of a bus with a heat gun. Just buy a few extra pieces to practice with cause that will take some practice. For bigger wire runs or to hide piping? Look at refrigerant piping lineset covers. They are 2 piece and average around 3"x3" and 4"x4"
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