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Old 06-24-18, 02:33 PM
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Running fridge power cord through wall to outlet on other side

New cabinets and new fridge mean the fridge plug is sticking out from wall and won't allow the fridge to fit in the space. Would the fix outlined below work or am I breaking code?

I want to move the current fridge outlet to the other side of the wall which goes into a broom closet/pantry with louvered doors. I then want to create a hole large enough for the power cord to go through and then plug into that new outlet. Thoughts?

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Old 06-24-18, 02:43 PM
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The cord on a refrigerator is not rated to be run through a wall.

What do you mean the fridge plug is sticking out from the wall? Do you mean the plug on the refrigerator cord?

Can you post a picture? https://www.doityourself.com/forum/e...-pictures.html

Recessed receptacle:
 
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Old 06-24-18, 02:44 PM
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I don't think you can do that. However, you can get wall hugging extension cords that lie flat against the wall. But your refrigerator should have at least the length of the plug separation from the wall for air circulation. You don't want the back of the fridge snug against the wall.
 
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Old 06-24-18, 02:54 PM
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The refrigerator should not utilize an extension cord. The cord through the wall would be a code violation .
 
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Some info to answer questions raised.

Fridge is at my mom's so can't get a pic. There is no extension cord involved. Outlet is at side, not back.
The wall is a 2x3 stud wall. If I create a large hole to pass the cord through, would it still be considered as going into a wall? Knew enough that I should ask.

I did buy a recessed outlet as shown in one reply and might be the way to go.
 
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Yes ray, the plug of the fridge power cord.
 
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The wall is a 2x3 stud wall. If I create a large hole to pass the cord through, would it still be considered as going into a wall?
You are not allowed to feed a cord through the wall even if it is not a extension cord.
Why not move or add the outlet to back of the fridge?
 
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Thanks guys. I didn't think you can run a power cord through a wall but it surprises me that if I cut out a 3x3" or 4x4" hole that that would lead to a problem. Just thinking outside the box but sometimes it's better to stay in the box. Recessed plug or relocation it is.
 
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