Concrete mounting options?

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Old 01-05-10, 09:09 AM
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Concrete mounting options?

What is the best and/or easiest way to mount electrical outlets and switches on a concrete (cinder block) basement wall?
 
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Old 01-05-10, 09:17 AM
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Steel junction boxes and tapconn anchors -- I prefer 4x4 boxes with raised covers, but most any type (except "handy box" will do). Run an EMT conduit sleeve up the wall to the ceiling space where the cable can run unprotected. Receptacle outlets should be GFCI protected.
 
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Old 01-06-10, 07:41 PM
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I'll second Ben's suggestion of 4x4 boxes wherever you need one. I happen to like plastic anchors with screws. I've had too many problems with Tapcons (though I think it was because I was trying to use them in cinder blocks (real cinder blocks, not concrete blocks).

Regardless, either would do just fine.
 
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If you have a lot to do I suggest getting a hammer drill.
 
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Thanks all. Yes, a hammer drill is in my future.
 
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