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srnelson

01:24PM | 08/29/05
Member Since: 08/28/05
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Bvelectrical
I need to add two outlets in a kitchen center island...The cabinet designer at ********** did not include space outside of the island for outlets. My thoughts are; can I put two metel boxes; one on either side inside the cabinet and add an excess similar to a computer disk to drop the electric cord down and plug into from inside? This would help because I want to ad a computer monitor to sit on the island and go wireless for internet access.

Your thoughts? Code?

MrElectricOly

05:14PM | 10/05/05
Member Since: 05/11/03
62 lifetime posts
The code is very specific on this type of installation. The short answer is no you can't mount them inside and make a hole for the cord. See NEC (National Electrical Code) 210.52 (C) If you have more questions call a licensed electrical contractor, or the inspector for your area.

Jim Simmons
WA State Master Electrician


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