Best way to extend outlet in garage

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Old 02-11-14, 07:22 AM
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Best way to extend outlet in garage

I have a 20amp outlet on one side of garage but need it on the other side. Don't want t tear up the wall so thinking surface wiring, what is the best way (functional and best looking) to accomplish?
 
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Old 02-11-14, 07:39 AM
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Wiremold seems overkill for a garage but it would look best.
Don't want t tear up the wall
Why would you have to tear up the wall. Is there occupied space above the garage?
 
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no. there is no living space. Just a attic/roof. I meant I did not want to take out drywall to route the wire around the garage.
 
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Just a attic/roof
So why can't you run it through the attic?
 
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Old 02-13-14, 03:45 PM
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Ray's idea is best, but it may be a pain to drill into the top plates of your walls if you roof is at a sharp angle.
You could also mount a handy box extension on you current box
http://www.garvinindustries.com/imag.../G19280-EA.jpg
Then use emt to pipe over to where you want the new plug.
 
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Old 02-13-14, 05:55 PM
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Then use emt to pipe over to where you want the new plug.
You are in the trade, the proper term is receptacle.
 
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Mr. Awesome suggested:
use emt to pipe over to where you want the new plug
But the O/P wrote:
functional and best looking
Which is why I wrote Wiremold in my first reply.
 
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Old 02-13-14, 06:57 PM
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Again, Ray has a valid suggestion.
Mine is based on personal taste. In my own garage I would rather see emt over wiremold. Wiremold seems more household/office to me.
 
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Heck, Mr. Awesome I'd use it in my house and just call it industrial chic.
 
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lol you should get into advertising ray!
 
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So why can't you run it through the attic?
Lack of experience. I did not know if I can get to the top plate of the outer wall from the attic since it is the edge of the roof where it tapers down.
 
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Old 02-14-14, 07:17 AM
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I did not know if I can get to the top plate of the outer wall from the attic since it is the edge of the roof where it tapers down.
That is difficult even for the pros. I can't patch Sheetrock worth a darn so I always tried to find a work around. Being a garage just run Wiremold or conduit.

A better pro then me would use a flexible drill bit from the receptacle box but they need practice also. Klein Tools Flexible Drill Bit Kit (3-Piece)-53721 at The Home Depot

But then there are the extra problems caused by insulation.

So in summation I ask and your original reasoning was valid not mine.
 
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