Outlets inside an island


Old 05-23-06, 08:50 AM
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Outlets inside an island

I'm finishing up the house I'm building and needing to put outlets in the island. What is the best way to install them?

Using a metal box and then a whip down to the floor is what I was thinking.

The cabinets are 3/4 wood. The wires are already run and hanging in the basement waiting to come up through the floor.


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Old 05-23-06, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bbarnhart
Using a metal box and then a whip down to the floor is what I was thinking.
That sounds good to me. Just make sure the boxes are flush with the surface of the wood. NEC allows no recess of boxes into flammable material, so the box must come all the way through the cabinet wall and be flush with the surface.
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I often see island receptacles on their side due to the space available. If you do this, try to orient them so that the larger hole (neutral/grounded conductor) is on the top.
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