Moving Outlet for Cabinet Install


Old 07-07-07, 05:50 AM
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Moving Outlet for Cabinet Install

I need to move one regular outlet to a higher location for incoming kitchen cabinets. I have rewired new outlets, fans, etc.. but moving one is a bit new to me.
What is the best way to do this with the minimum amount of wall damage. Also, when the old one is removed, should the drywall be patched or new drywall inserted?

Please advise and thanks.
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Old 07-07-07, 06:13 AM
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Understand that you may not be able to move this receptacle without rewiring. If you are lucky and the wires will reach to the new location then you can relocate it. If not you will need to run new wires.

Whether you install new drywall or patch or leave the hole behind the cabinet is entirely up to you.
Old 07-07-07, 06:52 AM
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Moving Receptacle

If you are lucky, the cable will be coming from above the box you have. Keep in mind that there may be staples holding the cable immediately above your old box. Some drywall removal and replacement may be necessary.

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