Installing vertical outlets


Old 01-14-07, 07:23 PM
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Installing vertical outlets

Hello all,

After tearing up my kitchen walls to install under-cabinet lighting and add backsplash tile, it is obvious that standard vertical kitchen outlets are placed square in the middle and tend to unfortunately interfere with my intended design.

I would like to lower and re-wire the outlets vertically about 2 inches or so from the countertops.

There probably is not enough wire left in the boxes in order to complete this install without adding splices to accomodate the relocation.

I understand that NEC code does not allow splices behind walls unless they are accessable.

What options do I have with the minimum amount of re-wiring?

Thank you
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Old 01-15-07, 04:04 AM
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There are no options. The splices MUST be in a Jbox and remain accessible, or you need to run new wiring.
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