Randy, I have skimmed the Canadian Electrical Code-Part 1 and "Wiring
for Canadian Homes and Cottages" (CSA publication as well), and could
find no references to the above.
That being said, the typical scenario is a step-down transformer to
reduce your 120Vac to typically 24Vac, which then runs up to your chime
and push button. My personal recommendation is to run a minimum of
Beyond that, you may not want to run the wire where it is exposed as
there is a higher degree for tampering with it, and being affected by
My intention is to be as by-the-book on this
as possible. I know about the 24v xformer, and
I suspected the 'book' might not address it
because of that, but I thought I should ask the
experts here before assuming anything.
So there are no apparent restrictions on it,
but no guidelines, either. Oh well...
14 gauge might be a bit large to fit under the
moulding, but I'll look into it.
I don't have the option of ripping out the wall
to install the wire, so exterior seems the least
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