- Dec 4, 2019
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- Northern Rockies
Wood absorbs moisture and releases it. It expands, contracts, twist, bows and warps. Velcro is not the right fastener for that application. Just use small trim head, counter sink screws. It is not a big deal to remove and reinstall them if you want to do so.
But of course tongue and groove creates its own issues as the pieces interlock. So you will end up having to start removing the pieces on the wall at one end and keep going until you get to the area where you need to do the modification on the wiring. That would also mean removing any cabinets and shelves to be able to disassemble the tongue and groove walls. Basically you are creating a lot of work for yourself just to modify wiring.
The smarter way to go is to NEVER install wiring behind wall paneling but instead mount it along the wall surface inside of the cabinets. A van is not a house, quit trying to do things the way it is done in a house such as running wires inside of walls. Switch your mind set and take a more practical as well as much easier and labor saving approach.
To keep the wiring tidy and snag free but very easy to install route and modify for my build project I use open slot raceway channel. It has a snap on cover.
In the photo it shows computer cabling but regular wiring also works in it. The slots allow you to break out wires to various plugs or devices wherever you need them to go. You can of course remove some of the slots and T another piece of channel at angles to other sections of the raceway.
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Interesting, I was just wondering if anyone used plastic wiring conduit to protect wires and keep them organized. I think keeping wiring on the inside where they can be accessed if need be, and some relatively clean way to route them to the exact location needed makes sense.