Electrical outlets

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Old 02-16-03, 07:26 AM
Freedom29
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Question Electrical outlets

Well I am still in the same cottage. Life is doing okay. Just have a quick question. In my bedroom on two of the walls I have an outlet on each that is at least 3 feet or more from the floor. This has caused many falls because I have to use extension cords because these outlets are on walls far from where I need electricity. I have seen in the past that you can run a wire from an existing electrical outlet down to the floor and along the baseboard to another location and put in another outlet, whereby this new outlet will run off the juice of the original. Is this true and is it easily done. I am a single woman, always looking for a great handy man, but until I can find one with undying love I will continue to handle my own projects as best I can, LOL. Thanks for your help Freedom29 aka Jaydee
 
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Old 02-16-03, 08:11 AM
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Hi Jaydee:

There is several ways you could get more outlets where you want them. One way as you have described is running the wire on the outside of the wall. But in this case you must find a way to protect it. Another way is running the wire in the wall. This way you need some understanding of how a house is built, and if so either way can be done with first learning the best way that will work for you.

here is one link that might answer some questions.
Extending circuit

Running the wire along the basedoard can be done with "wiremold" sort of a fancy conduit.
Wiremold

Using cords responsiably.
Cords Used

These links should give you some type of starting point, but not really will they describe in detail some things you might encounter, and have questions on. Thats ok, just ask, and someone will be more then willing to help a Damsel in distress...
 
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