Cable in concrete pour

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  1. Homeownerinburb

    Homeownerinburb Member

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    Hi,

    I am looking at a low voltage wiring problem. I have been asked to install low voltage stair lights on a soon to be poured concrete stairway. There are sides rising up above the stairs, to be made of concrete. The client wants the lights in the side, lighting the steps. Can I use any sort of cable to be buried directly in the concrete, for preference malibu cable, or will the wet concrete eat the insulation off the cable?

    Thanks
     
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    The lights should have mounting boxes, so you can use PVC conduit for the wires.
     
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