extending outlets


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Old 04-16-15, 08:27 AM
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extending outlets

I am drywalling a concrete laundry room and have framed it w/ 2"x4" for plumbing clearance. The 220v dryer and 110v washer boxes are in rigid conduit, attached to the block.

Can I extend those boxes, and if so, what is the best way?

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Old 04-16-15, 08:42 AM
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A "box extender" or "extension ring". There are many different shapes and styles in plastic or metal to match the material of the existing box. https://platt.com/search.aspx?q=extension+ring
 
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Old 04-16-15, 11:32 AM
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Is the dryer receptacle in a box or surface mounted outlet? How deep are the existing boxes?
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dryer receptacle is mounted to the concrete block wall. The new wall will be 4" in from there (2x4 + drywall. I would need to extend 2 1/2" to be flush with drywall. I've yet to locate an extender that provides that much depth so I am fairly certain that I will need to pull new wire but maybe there is a viable option.
 
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2-gang box or 4x4 box or no box, just a surface mount fixture.
 
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Put blocking behind the boxes to move them out.
 
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Old 04-16-15, 01:24 PM
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Single gangs and 4x4 boxes, (4) total. In rigid conduit so blocking out is not an option and not enough wire to pull thru to new boxes. Either splice with extensions or pull new wire, as I see it.

I would have thought that this would be a common remodeling issue but can understand how later access to a splice 4" from the drywall thru extenders would be a potential concern.
 
 

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