Surface mount outlet


Old 11-24-06, 02:35 PM
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Surface mount outlet

Is there a NEC approved outlet for surface (flush) mounting on a floor? I'm tired of stepping over cords in my workshop. I would like to flush mount floor recepticles under a couple of stationary tools. I've thought about using the exterior "weatherproof" with spring loaded caps, but I don't know if they are code acceptable mounted this way.
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Old 11-24-06, 02:52 PM
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There are floor boxes. but they are expensive.

I suggest either ceiling mounted receptacles or boxes that you place on the floor turned sideways.
Old 11-25-06, 08:53 AM
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retractable drop cords from the ceiling are a much better way to solve your problem...

as stated, floor boxes get expensive and require alot to install..and then you're tripping over cord caps...

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