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Old 05-18-2022, 02:10 AM   #1
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Hello,
I am planning on running electric wires inside my platform, between floor joists.

I was wondering what people do with electric sockets ? Do you pin them to the lattice ? Do you use floor sockets ? Do run wires through canvas ?
Interested to hear form others' experience.

Here's one example i've seen :

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Old 05-18-2022, 02:36 AM   #2
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Here's one example i've seen
Looks fine & fits optical as necessary interior part.....
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Go for it.
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Old 05-22-2022, 01:04 AM   #4
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The vertical studs that come with most wind kits are awesome for this purpose. They allow you to add outlets or switches at any height vertically and also give you an easy pathway for wire to run overhead lights/smoke detectors/etc. We typically use a cedar moulding to hide the wire nicely.
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I ran the wire along the floor and attached the outlet boxes to the floor. I covered the wire with a flexible mesh. The wire is out of the way where it can not be stepped on.
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Exposed Romex is against code around here and likely everywhere else. BX cable is typically used where wiring is visible.

Exposed romex at foot level, now that I can understand. However the e code is so stringent now it's illegal to have a hanging swag lamp, like over a dining table, with wiring woven in the chain. I mean like, you know, what if it's your bachelor party, and a pole dancer hopped on top of the table grabbed the swag chain and blew her pasties off while getting her groove on. Guys would catch her if she fell. It isn't like she'd really get hurt or anything. haha

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Old 07-25-2022, 09:40 PM   #7
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I just finished the electrical work on one of our modern gers (aka 'yurts'). The framing is a bit different from typical lattice walls. There are 6 vertical, curved support posts-to-beams connecting 3 rings. A base ring, a ceiling ring, and a crown ring. The posts/beams are 10cm and 10cm (4"x4") dimension. The floor ring is 15cm x 10cm (6"x4"). I tucked romex behind all the woodwork so it's mostly invisible. An outdoor grade cable brings the mains power from on of our shipping containers where the circuit breaker panel is located. I buried that cable most of its route and the rest of it is in a plastic conduit.

There are no electrical codes for gers in Mongolia, so anything goes. That being said, I lived in California for 22 years and have done rewiring so I'm not totally new to electrical work on my own homes.

I put a socket about every 4 metres. Plus a couple of extras in the probable kitchen area. Lights are 4 x 20w LED square fixtures. 3 attached to the crown ring and 1 on the middle ring (for the probable kitchen).
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That is one stylish yurt. Looks like it should be in architectural digest. Nicely done!
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Code is going to force you to get those receptacles off the floor, probably, unless it's a recep designed for the floor (have you considered that?). You could put in some raceways like this one: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Legrand-...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

Which would just connect to your lattice if you don't have wind studs. Do you have any interior walls? That's a great place to stash circuits. If you don't need much AC, you could give yourself a pedastal through the floor where you want it, and do low voltage DC elsewhere for LED lighting and cell phone charging. The inspector won't care about the low voltage stuff so you can do whatever you like!
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Good advice. Thanks.
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