What parts needed to install outlet here?

Reply

  #1  
Old 02-11-20, 01:36 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 283
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
What parts needed to install outlet here?

I want to add a single outlet at this box, which I'm assuming is just a junction box(?). What parts would I need to buy in order to install an outlet here?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-11-20, 02:13 PM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 3,766
Received 42 Votes on 40 Posts
First verify that you have a 120 volt branch circuit breakered at no more than 20 amps and not serving certain dedicated purposes such as a laundry area or bathroom or kitchen counter, or a high wattage fan/heater or comparable device, coming into the box.
Find a metal box cover with cutout for a duplex receptacle and that fits this box.. The receptacle unit will be fastened to the cover, not to the box.
 
  #3  
Old 02-11-20, 04:42 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 283
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I think I found the part you're talking about...
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Steel-Ci...-25R/202592860
Now how would I cover up the unused half of the opening? Again I'm only wanting to add one outlet.
This circuit is already potentially overloaded. I've added up all of the wattage, included in the circuit. I have a warning sign telling guests not to run the hairdryer at the same time as the ceiling heater.
The office refrigerator has already been running on this circuit. I'm simply wanting to have the refrigerator plug connected inside this closet instead of outside. It's unsightly to continue to run the cord out the closet to the existing outlet.
 
  #4  
Old 02-11-20, 04:54 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 54,648
Received 517 Votes on 487 Posts
You've linked to the wrong cover.Try this one..... 1900 receptacle plate.
 
  #5  
Old 02-12-20, 11:43 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 283
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
One more question. Is there an attachment that can extend the depth of the box outward?
 
  #6  
Old 02-12-20, 11:57 AM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 3,766
Received 42 Votes on 40 Posts
I have seen attachments that extend the depth of the box outward but I don't specifically recall one for your box size.

The cover that PJmax suggests has a small bulge out, I think 1/4 inch..
 
  #7  
Old 02-12-20, 12:09 PM
Member
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: welland ontario
Posts: 7,110
Received 136 Votes on 122 Posts
Yes they make extension rings.

https://www.graybar.com/store/en/gb/...xtension-rings
 
  #8  
Old 02-12-20, 01:50 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 54,648
Received 517 Votes on 487 Posts
You could also use a deep mud ring. They range from 1/2" to well over an inch.
Mud ring
 
  #9  
Old 02-12-20, 04:21 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 283
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I found a part at HomeDepot that indeed extends about the length of an outlet. Thanks.
 
  #10  
Old 02-13-20, 04:27 AM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 492
Received 7 Votes on 7 Posts
Andy have you confirmed yet that this circuit you want to tap into in the jbox is in fact a 120V circuit? I see what looks like an appliance cord next to it. What is this cord for and is it plugged into the same circuit as this jbox is connected to.
 
  #11  
Old 02-13-20, 11:47 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 283
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Small office refrigerator in the closet. Actually this circuit does not run to the bathroom as I previously said.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: