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02:15AM | 10/22/03
Member Since: 10/21/03
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I am remodeling my kitchen and need to move an electrical outlet from 15" off the floor to above the new cabinet base that will be installed. It is only a matter of moving it up on the same wall about 20".

Tom O

12:03PM | 10/22/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
476 lifetime posts
Do you have a question?



04:48PM | 10/23/03
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
I'm assuming you need to know how to move it upthe wall. By the way I'm not an electrician! Hey Joe!

Shut off the power at the breaker!!!

If you're putting cupboards in front of where this outlet is now it will be easy. Cut the drywall out being sure not to cut the electric cable. Check if you have enough cable to stretch to your new outlet. Probably not,so you will need a junction box. Connect colors to like colors using wire nuts and electric tape.

Cut your new hole for your new outlet. Watch out for electric cables. Using a coathanger fish the line up to the new hole. Reconnect the wires to the outlet the same way you disconnected them.

Electricians feel free to correct me if I'm wrong or missed something.

Good luck,

Joe Tedesco

01:52AM | 10/30/03
Member Since: 07/27/02
140 lifetime posts
The size (cubic inch capacity) of the existing device box in accordance with rules in NEC Article 314 or 370 will be necessary.

The number of wires, and fittings (if any)already in the existing box may have to be considered. See also 300.14.

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