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Old 01-15-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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Hidden Under Cabinet Switches


Hey guys, I'm going to be doing a kitchen, the guy would really love a back splash free of all switches and receptacles.

I am probly going to use plugmold on gfci breakers for the receps, it will be under 20" from the countertop so that should be good.

The only thing I can't figure out is what to do with the switches. There is three. Garbage disposal, under cabinet lights, and over sink recessed can.

Do you guys have any ideas on how to hide these or any cool hidden switches or something?

I looked around, but really didn't find anything.



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Old 01-15-2010, 07:50 PM   #2
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In the sink base?

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Hey guys, I'm going to be doing a kitchen, the guy would really love a back splash free of all switches and receptacles.

I am probly going to use plugmold on gfci breakers for the receps, it will be under 20" from the countertop so that should be good.

The only thing I can't figure out is what to do with the switches. There is three. Garbage disposal, under cabinet lights, and over sink recessed can.

Do you guys have any ideas on how to hide these or any cool hidden switches or something?

I looked around, but really didn't find anything.



Thanks, Dave
put em in the base cabinets.
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Disposal: Air switch on sink deck.

UnderCab lights: Touch sensor in accessible corner.

Can over sink: Occupancy sensor.
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Second on the switches in the sink base, i will post a photo tommorrow, also outlet in counter.


http://www.contractortalk.com/f5/out...51/#post843844


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Disposal: Air switch on sink deck.

UnderCab lights: Touch sensor in accessible corner.

Can over sink: Occupancy sensor.
What 480 said.

Or put your under cabinet light switch in the same box as the switch to the kitchen "main" lighting.
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Thanks guys for the input so far!

On monday I have to run these ideas by the HO and see what he would like.

Thats a cool outlet Gene, now I remember seeing that before.


480, I don't have any experience with the touch sensors. Are they readily available?



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............480, I don't have any experience with the touch sensors. Are they readily available?..........

Lighting & lamp stores. Heck, even Blowes and Home Cheapo have 'em.
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A running joke with my electrician
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Cool, thanks 480! I will check those out.


bconley, thats funny I was acctually joking with the customer today about the clapper. He acctually liked the idea if it would really work!




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Make sure whatever you do will still be within code. what about adding extra filler strips in the cabinets and putting the boxes in them ?
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Yup it will be. Hmm.. I hadn't thought about the filler strip idea, I will add that to my list for tomorrow


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Task Lighting sells under cabinet outlet strips. Than can also be converted to take switches. We have done a couple kitchen renovations in Alpharetta where the sink light and the under cabinet lights where under the cabinet.

http://www.tasklighting.com/pdfcatal...S_TRseries.pdf

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