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Old 05-30-2014, 01:40 PM   #11
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In our case, we had Rease install wire in each of the cabinets for future install of lights. The wire was coiled-up and available to us in each of the cabinets--not in any sort of false floor.
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:29 PM   #12
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In our case, we had Rease install wire in each of the cabinets for future install of lights. The wire was coiled-up and available to us in each of the cabinets--not in any sort of false floor.
That's certainly the way to do it if you buy new, but ours was purchased used so no option for that.
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:10 PM   #13
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Fran, could always make a hole in the false floor to access the wiring, than put in a new false floor on top of the old one.
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:29 PM   #14
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Fran, could always make a hole in the false floor to access the wiring, than put in a new false floor on top of the old one.
Another option is to pull the 12 volt light fixture from underneath the cabinets to gain access to the 12 V wiring and then "fish" wires through to where ever you need to go to thru the existing hole for the fixture.
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:48 PM   #15
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I am going to have ETI run power and ground wires into the over head storage bins and wardrobe so I can install lights later, really tired of holding a flashlight in my mouth while I dig around in these areas
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Old 05-31-2014, 03:00 PM   #16
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Someone once mentioned that the wiring for the lighting in the overhead cabinets runs in between the false floor of the cabinet and the true bottom of the cabinet...does anyone know how to remove the false floor to gain access to the wiring inside the cabinet?
A really good question Fran. I'll ask it again, has anyone actually removed the floor in a cabinet to get access to the wiring? Of so how did you do it?

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Old 05-31-2014, 06:35 PM   #17
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I didn't remove a section of floor to get at the wiring; just added new. I'm not sure how it would be possible to put back the flooring you removed - it looks to be continuous the length of the cabinets.

I ran #20 wire fused at 1 amp for the in cabinet lighting. Some cabinets already had 12V wiring which I tapped into. Others required runs, either from other cabinets or new. In all cases, the new #20 wire was run along the top edge inside the front of the cabinet, which was also the location of the LED strip lighting. I added a miniature toggle switch for each. Photos on my modifications page (scroll down to the end of the 2011 modifications).
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:01 AM   #18
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Jon,

Thanks for the reply. The floor of a cabinet does look well installed. I was hoping someone may have found a secret release spot..........insert small pry bar here and lift sort of thing.
No such luck, guess its fishin' a wire time.

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Old 06-01-2014, 12:36 PM   #19
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I really like that sensible little hot water-is-on LED mod of yours. Got to do that.
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. I think jim was the first to do that .. My LEDs and holders are on order for that project
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