Electrical box setup for this outlet

Old 04-22-17, 08:05 AM
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Electrical box setup for this outlet

Hi folks,

Can you please advise on the type type of electrical box I should use for this?

This is for unfinished new construction in Alaska. A basement/exterior wall. Behind the drywall is foam so the electrician did not place a box there, he just feed the line and left it like this. (please see photo)

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Old 04-22-17, 08:09 AM
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Depending on how thick the foam is, you can either use an old work box cut into the sheetrock and foam, or use a surface mount box secured to the sheetrock.
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Thanks Paul.
Old 04-23-17, 10:39 AM
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Did you determine how much room there is behind the wall ?
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Just a heads up.
Also you may think about how the electrician ran the romex (cable) behind the sheet rock. You say there is foam. Is it sprayed in or foam board. More than likely a narrow cavity. Watch when cutting into the sheet rock that you don't cut into the romex by accident. It may just be laying behind the sheet rock. Did you watch how it was done. Do you know if the romex is secured behind the sheet rock and in which direction it is coming from so you know where to cut/drill a hole in the wall without damaging the romex behind the wall? With regular 2 x 4 studs the romex would be stapled to the studs, but in this case it may just be sandwiched between the sheet rock and foam.
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Is this possibily for an appliance?

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