moving wall outlet down


Old 09-20-08, 10:45 AM
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moving wall outlet down

Im a complete novice. The walls of our kitchen are exposed right now and would like to move an electrical outlet above our countertop down about 5 inches -how would i go about doing this? thanks
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Old 09-20-08, 11:21 AM
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You will need to remove the box from its current location and attach it where you will want the new receptacles to be. If the wire is not long enough, run a new piece from the box that currently feeds this box. You may need two pieces if this box also feeds another.
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Abandoned post for now after rereading that walls are exposed.

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It is not clear what you want to do. I am going to assume you are moving the wall oven to where an outlet was and you need to move that outlet to get it out of the way.

The problem is that you just can't extend wires without using a junction box. If there is enough slack or you can reroute the wire to reach that is fine but if not you will have to extend it. Keep in mind you cannot just leave a junction box behind a wall. It has to be accessible.

If you must eliminate a box because it will be covered you will have to go back to the box which fed the box you are eliminating and run a new longer wire to the new box. If the eliminated box also fed another box (had two cables) you will have to then run a new longer wire from the new box to that box also.

If that does not answer you question or we have what you want to do wrong let us know.
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