recessed outlets behind appliances?

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Old 10-08-15, 07:43 AM
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recessed outlets behind appliances?

hi all - i'm building a plan to remodel a small kitchen in an old house, giving me the opportunity to add brand new electrical in this space. my question to you guys is with regard to recessed outlets/recessed receptacles. does anyone use these in order to provide power to kitchen appliances?

specifically, for example - the gas range/oven: instead of installing an outlet in the back of an adjacent base cabinet, can i install a recessed outlet right behind the oven? the goal is to have it flush against the wall. same question for dishwasher, assuming i don't hard wire to a house line.

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Old 10-08-15, 08:07 AM
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Yes it is common to install recessed receptacles behind the range and sometimes dishwasher. Local codes usually have some limitations on where the receptacles can and can't go with regard to the space directly behind the appliance or the adjacent cabinet.
 
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Old 10-08-15, 08:36 AM
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Why recessed? A stove does not touch the wall so flush mounted receptacles will be fine. What am I missing?
 
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Old 10-08-15, 08:39 AM
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I may have misunderstood what you meant by recessed. Do you mean a receptacle with the face flush with the wall surface or something else?
 
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Never once seen a recessed outlet used that way.
Most appliances I've seen comes with a right angle plug.
 
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This is a recessed receptacle.

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I like to see the dishwasher receptacle inside the sink base cabinet, and connect DW with a 6' cord.

It's easier to install the DW and makes servicing or removal easier.
 
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Old 10-08-15, 07:58 PM
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the gas range/oven: instead of installing an outlet in the back of an adjacent base cabinet, can i install a recessed outlet right behind the oven? the goal is to have it flush against the wall
How will you accomplish this when you have to have gas piping behind the range as well?
 
 

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