Basement wiring


Old 01-30-05, 07:19 PM
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Basement wiring

I have a basement which has sheetrocked outside walls. It has 1" foam and furring strips on top of that which the sheet rock is screwed into. I have 2" from the outside of the sheetrock to the cement walls. I want to put some receptacles in these existing walls. What should I use to get the job done. I was thinking about using old work boxes but they are 2 3/4" deep. There are some that are around 1" but they only screw into the sheet rock and I do not know if that will hold well. Thanks
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Old 01-31-05, 06:41 AM
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Well, you just discovered one of the reasons why this method of basement finishing is not preferred. I'd suggest shallow boxes with mud rings that will make the receptacle proud of the wall. You can use metal boxes and adhere them directly to the foundation.
Old 01-31-05, 09:49 AM
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Another option would be Wiremold. If you don't mind this type of raceway and your receptacle boxes being surface-mounted, it is a very easy way to install a receptacle circuit on an existing wall.


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