Outlet inside peninsula cabinet

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  1. JMingrone

    JMingrone New Member

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    I'd like to put a utility outlet on the end of a peninsula. The cabinet is a slide out trash container and there's enough clearance inside for a shallow outlet box, so no problem there. What i'm not sure is how you run the cable to the box. Plain old Romex? Wire mold? Other? The feed comes up through the floor from the basement.

    Thanks,

    Jay
     
  2. ActionDave

    ActionDave Electrician

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    Plain old romex if nothing is going to beat it up when the trash container is used. The feed is supposed to come off of the GFCI protected kitchen counter top circuit.
     
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  4. JMingrone

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    Thanks Dave. And for the reminder about the GFI.
     
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    quote; The feed is supposed to come off of the GFCI protected kitchen counter top circuit

    And why can't it have its own feed and GFCI receptacle?
     
  6. big2bird

    big2bird IBEW Electrician

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    It can. But it will not fit in a shallow box.
     
  7. big2bird

    big2bird IBEW Electrician

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    I would use M/C 90 to feed this, and find a way to get a deeper box in there. Perhaps a 52OW, and have it stick inside the cabinet. We do that for school labs all the time.
     
  8. jadnashua

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    You can always use a GFCI breaker rather than trying to use a GFCI recepticle if depth is an issue. It's just that resetting it may be more of an annoyance but the thing should not trip it, and if it's dedicated, it normally won't be an issue.
     
  9. JMingrone

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    Well, after all the careful planning, I feel really foolish about not having run a branch off either of my 2 GFI countertop circuits, which would have been simple before the walls were up!

    Jim- good idea about a GFI BREAKER as a work-around.

    Jay
     
  10. ActionDave

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    You can do that too.
     
  11. hj

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    quote; Jim- good idea about a GFI BREAKER as a work-around.

    I assume your circuit breaker panel is in the basement. Here it would be outdoors, and would not be "fun" to have to go outside to reset it, especially if it was raining like it was last evening.
     
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