I'm trying to run power for some under-cabinet LED strip lighting. I think the easiest way is to tap into the stove hood, so my question is: how do I do this in a way that is legal and meets code (preferably without tearing apart cabinets/walls)?
Here's the cabinet:
I need to plug in an IRLinc (3-prong plug), the transformer, and the PWM dimmer controller. I'll also have low-voltage 12V wire exiting out both left and right sides into the adjacent cabinets.
The white box in the center is just some MDF that is covering the vent pipe:
The power for the hood comes in from the wall:
Can I run a piece of BX or conduit up to a surface mount box secured to the back of the cabinet? Is it legal to use the vent hood as a junction box (note there's normally a metal cover over those wires)? Any better suggestions?
BX worked fine. I cut out a big hole because I needed room to be able to put the hood in place with the BX connected, and I left a big loop so there is room to pull the hood down a bit before disconnecting the wire.