Hello. Is the following (a) safe, and (b) legal?
We have existing light switches
in the kitchen. We are thinking about adding undercabinet lighting. We have not fully decided on the particular undercabinet lighting yet, but I believe all of the options we would look to would be hardwired LED
, with the driver hardwired to our normal 15 AMP circuit using 14 AWG wire.
I would like to have an electrician rough in the wiring
for the undercabinet, and leave it with wirenuts in a junction box
or other container simply to have it ready to go when I do pick up out the specific lights, and ready in case I want to complete running the wiring myself from the driver through the cabinets and to the lights themselves.
So, what would need to happen is the following
(a) we would run 2 wire from the existing switch box to the new junction box (for future use),
(b) at the switch box, (i) the black from the 2 wire would be pigtailed with the live hot, (ii) the white wire from the 2 wire would be pigtailed with the other neutrals, and
(iii) the ground from the 2 wire would be connected with the other grounds in the switch box,
(c) at the junction box, the black, white and ground (all the wires) would all be encased in their own separate wirenuts (one wire for black, one for white, one for ground) and wrapped separately in electrical tape.
(d) the junction box itself woujld be in a kitchen cabinet.
With all that information, is it safe? Is it legal to leave it that way for future use?