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Old 05-12-19, 05:08 PM
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I know I've seen it.....

Isn't there some sort of way to add outlets in common sense locations in a garage? Some sort of box you can screw over the typical in wall NC box, then run conduit (PVC or thin wall metal) around the wall adding boxes at the right places?

My new place...the duplex outlet for the washer/dryer is to the far left of the washer box...and like 4 ft away from where the gas dryer will need to sit. Crazy! Plus, there's no outlets at all on the wall that will be best suited for a workbench. That one I think I could tap off from the fridge outlet on the other side...but I'd prefer to keep all garage outlets on the same circuit. I think code may require it...and it just seems the right way.

I don't mean the crappy Wiremold system....I want something sturdy and a bit more industrial. Does HD carry such or should I go to our local Consolidated Electric distributor (I'm lucky that we have one).

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I am not a fan of handy box extensions. IMO here is a better option


You can also use these if you want the pipe off the wall and not make any bends: https://www.homedepot.com/p/RACO-EMT...2053/203637549
 
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Old 05-12-19, 05:21 PM
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I imagine you would add a handy box extension and blank cover then use EMT conduit to run new outlets to new handy boxes.
 
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For a single gang box in a wall you could use a handy box extension.
The other method is to use Wiremold. It comes with a box extension.

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Old 05-13-19, 07:55 PM
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Well, I guess I was just being a bit dense? Do I have to use THHN wire or can I use romex type cable....since it's just being used for protection and not out in the elements? I imagine actually THHN will be cheaper and easier anyway.

Prob have to use spacer blocks of some sort at the studs since I doubt I could get quality bends to keep the conduit tight to the wall.

Hmmmm, may have to call one of the guys that were recommended to me that do side work. I want it to look good as well as being functional.
 
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Old 05-13-19, 08:37 PM
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Prob have to use spacer blocks of some sort at the studs
Would an offset nipple work?
 
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You can run a single romex cable through conduit. Most pros don't consider it good practice, but it is allowed by code. I don't see any problem with it in your situation if it saves you a trip to the hardware store.
 
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Old 05-14-19, 09:44 AM
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Thanks all! Like I said...sometimes I'm a bit dense. I knew about the nipples...duh. Guess I'm just not focused....so much stuff going on..
 
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I knew about the nipples...duh.
Yes..... and that is a good thing.
 
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I am not a fan of handy box extensions. IMO here is a better option


You can also use these if you want the pipe off the wall and not make any bends: https://www.homedepot.com/p/RACO-EMT...2053/203637549
 
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Old 05-15-19, 05:01 PM
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I am not a fan of handy box extensions. IMO here is a better option

Agree!! I absolutely hate handy boxes except for just a few exceptions. I would almost always use the 4" square 1900 boxes and actually prefer those that are 2 1/8" deep. 1900 raised covers are made for almost any application you can think of.
 
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