Dishwasher Electric Line Through Drywall


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Old 09-29-14, 10:51 AM
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Dishwasher Electric Line Through Drywall

Below is a picture of the electric line coming though the drywall going to the dishwasher. Evidently been that way since 1968. While not particularly worried about meeting code, is there something like a grommet etc that could be slid up the wire into the drywall? Suppose I am mainly concerned with keeping the critters out.
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Old 09-29-14, 11:47 AM
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It really shouldn't have been wired that way. You really need a junction box. A surface mounted box would be okay.

Easy way: Cut the cable slip the box over and splice. Cover with a blank plate.

Better: Cut the cable slip the box over and use a whip from the box to the dishwasher.

Modern way: Instal a receptacle in the box and connect a cord set to the dishwasher.
 
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Had something similar recently. The guy at the hardware store gave me a black cable 14/2 and some black plugs that connect to each other. He said that way there was no need for a mounted receptacle as the black plug would do the same job. How you mount the round black plug into the drywall is still a question...
 
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Think it was SJOOW cable?
 
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thanks Ray for typing all that out. I will do it the modern way. Frankly I'm a bit embarrassed I did not come up with that.
 
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Is it approved code to just connect one of these to the wire from the electrical panel?
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Flexible cord should not be used inside the walls.
 
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Flexible cable to connect from dishwasher with a plug. This is outside of the wall in the dishwasher area.
The socket end is connected to the romex cable from the panel with cable behind the ewall.. Socket comes out of drywall. No mounted receptacle and no metal box needed?

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Old 09-29-14, 03:59 PM
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A female service cord cap is not a replacement for a receptacle.
 
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NEC wise - where is the distinction?
Surely a cord cap is just as good if not better than a spliced connection inside a box?
The cap is rated for 15A so connecting to NM cable should work?
Under NEC you can wire the panel cable directly into the dishwasher.
 
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Old 09-29-14, 06:32 PM
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The cord cap is not for use with NM cable. It is a matter of the listing for the cord cap.
 
 

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