Freezer Extension Cord

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Old 07-30-02, 12:08 PM
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Freezer Extension Cord

Just bought a new freezer for the basement. Its a little big to go where the old one is. The perfect spot would be on the wall across from the outlet. Since the outlet is mounted about 8 inches down from the ceiling I was wondering if I could put the freezer on the wall about 3ft across from the outlet then put it on a 15amp extension cord and clip the cord to the ceiling joists and just run the 3 ft across the ceiling to the outlet. Is this a safe option or do I have to move the outlet as well. Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 07-30-02, 01:45 PM
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If you get an extra heavy duty extension cord, and if it is no longer than necessary, this should be fine. However, it's a pretty easy DIY project to relocate or add a receptacle in an unfinished basement, and that is what I would suggest. Any book on home wiring will show you how.
 
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Old 07-30-02, 03:28 PM
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I decided to move the outlet anyway. It was no problem since there was enough slack to just pull the staples and change the bend. The only problem is that now its on an exterior wall made of cement. I couldn't drill a hole in it for the life of me. Right now the outlet is against the wall but ti isn't secured to the wall. All the wiring is contained. I don't exactly know how to explain the box but its not just a typical wall box. Its more finished looking since originally it was just screwed into a stud when it was on the other wall. Any suggestions on how to mount it to the concrete wall? Is it ok to just let it kinda hang\? Its secured 8 inches above to a ceiling joist and the BX just kinda feeds right down for 8 inches. I have the freezer plugged into it right now. Thanks for your help.
 
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Old 07-30-02, 07:11 PM
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Put a big gob of silicone on the back of the box and use a piece of tape to hold it in place while it hardens. Scrape any loose paint before you caulk it.
 
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