how to fix a bad diswasher rough in

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by rockycmt, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. rockycmt

    rockycmt Member

    Nov 13, 2007
    New York Metro Area
    My fault but how do I fix it.

    I have the outlet for the dishwasher up too high in the wall when it should be at the base of the wall. Plug hits back or unit. Wall is already closed in. I was thinking to cut a new 'old work' outlet below it and pig tail from the old box. And just put a utility plate on the old box.

    What do you think?
  2. Speedy Petey

    Speedy Petey Licensed Electrical Contractor

    Jun 16, 2007
    Licensed Electrical Contractor
    NY State, USA
    I think you solved your own problem. Good call.
    That's exactly what I'd do.
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  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Aug 31, 2004
    Cave Creek, Arizona

    Here, because the code calls for either an accessible disconnect or a visible receptacle, usually under the sink, with a removable cord, we do not put the receptacle behind the dishwasher.
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