Cutting relief for outlet in brick wall

Old 07-14-15, 08:36 AM
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Cutting relief for outlet in brick wall

Greetings. I'm in the middle of a kitchen redo and found that my exterior walls have no studs or hollow space where I can insert an outlet box due to a brick wall. There are several outlet boxes but it appears they have been chiseled out in order to insert the electrical box (see picture). Wondering if it is ok to do this in two more spots to run electrical to a garbage disposal and one to the microwave. Name:  kitchen q.jpg
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Old 07-14-15, 08:40 AM
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I would consider surface mounting the boxes.
Old 07-14-15, 08:12 PM
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Is there just a single row of bricks to the outside of your house ?

You can chisel out the brick but you'll need to be careful when chiseling so as not to expose the box to the outside.

A house I worked in recently had two rows of brick. I was able to chisel out the inside brick leaving the outside one intact.
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Why not use a shallow box, they come in metal or plastic.
Carlon 1-Gang 17 cu. in. Shallow Old Work Box-B117RSWR - The Home Depot

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