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  • Wall clock from Goodwill. How can I light it from inside without exposed wires?

    I removed the face so the movement is visible. Hands are still readable.
    Would like to place a nightlight bulb inside the case to illuminate the hands, gears and pendulum.

    I presume that I cannot run lamp cord behind the drywall.

    Would low-voltage line inside the wall be acceptable?

    Thank you.
    I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
    It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
    "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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    Re: Wall clock from Goodwill. How can I light it from inside without exposed wires?

    Battery operated LED would work and would be self contained.

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      Re: Wall clock from Goodwill. How can I light it from inside without exposed wires?

      Originally posted by killavolt View Post
      Battery operated LED would work and would be self contained.
      Yes, but I'd like it to light all the time and be a kind of night light in the laundry room - the only place I am allowed to have it.
      I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
      It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
      "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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        Re: Wall clock from Goodwill. How can I light it from inside without exposed wires?

        Install a recessed clock receptacle behind the clock (and no lamp cord).

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          Re: Wall clock from Goodwill. How can I light it from inside without exposed wires?

          Originally posted by rjniles View Post
          Install a recessed clock receptacle behind the clock (and no lamp cord).
          I considered that.
          Wife does not want anything larger than a small hole which can be easily patched/filled.
          From a transformer for a Princess® Telephone light, I'd like to run 12 volts in telephone wire up the wall and into the clock case.
          I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
          It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
          "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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            Re: Wall clock from Goodwill. How can I light it from inside without exposed wires?

            Originally posted by Robert Gift View Post
            I considered that.
            Wife does not want anything larger than a small hole which can be easily patched/filled.
            From a transformer for a Princess® Telephone light, I'd like to run 12 volts in telephone wire up the wall and into the clock case.
            Be a man! Knock a hole in that wall.

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            • #7
              Re: Wall clock light: Wire 50 Volts or less is allowed behind drywall?

              Originally posted by rjniles View Post
              Be a man! Knock a hole in that wall.
              I do that, she knocks a hole in me.
              (She Chinese. Study martial arts morecently than me.)
              I'd take an educated guess - but I'm unqualified.
              It ain't just soot, it's paydirt.
              "I swear, wherever Gift goes, argument follows." -Youtube comment

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