Outlet for a garbage disposal

Old 10-13-14, 10:03 AM
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Outlet for a garbage disposal

I am looking to replace my burnt out garbage disposal.

Right now it is hardwired with romex coming out of the cabinet going into the garbage disposal.

My new disposal is coming with a plug already attached so I wanted to keep it and install an outlet.

The town just goes by the national electrical codes nothing more.

What is the correct way I can put in an outlet down there?.

Does it have to be in wall mounted (like outlets in your house?)

Or can I just mount the outlet box to the cabinet somewhere?

Any other way I am not thinking of?


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Old 10-13-14, 10:08 AM
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A surface mounted receptacle can be mounted inside the cabinet. Any exposed cable should follow the cabinet. The 2014 NEC would require GFI protection for the receptacle.
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You can surface mount a metal handy-box to back of cabinet where cable comes in.
Enlarge hole a little so the new NM-b clamp at back of box will fit into hole.
When connecting house ground, be sure to pigtail grounds and attach to receptacle and box using ground screw (purchased separately).

Use course thread screws to support box to cabinet back, the back is often flimsy and doesn't hold screws well.

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