need to get power to long bedroom wall

psujoeJanuary 29, 2011

longest wall ( room A ) w/o an outlet and would like power in that wall. this wall shared with a smaller bedroom ( room B ) that has an outlet its side of the wall.

HOW to use the outlet in room B to get power to the other side of wall in room A??

my thoughts : use a knock-out in rear or side of box to run a short length of 3 wire into room A.

outlet box in room B small, so would have to use backwire method to get white and black to room A and use jumper wire for ground.

use surface mount box in room A to house receptacle and wires.

Otherwise: approx 20' of raceway, 2 surface mounted boxes and 1 90degree connector for raceway.

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You are not allowed to tap out of a receptacle that does not have a ground. Don't know what jumper you are referring to but hopefully not an illegal bootleg ground jumper. Difficulties in routing new wire don't make exceptions to following code. Perhaps there is an exterior wall nearby which you could take conduit outside the house to the service panel and then feed your new outlet and perhaps others with surface mounted raceway.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2011 at 11:32PM
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Any access from below?

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 12:21AM
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MANY thanks..... you guys/girls have been a source of great advice over the years as I flounder around my house.

the outlet in room b is grounded; house was just sided and any exterior conduit is n/a.

I believe i have access from basement to pull electrical up through wall to room a.

raceway may have to be the way if I can't gain lower access to pull wiring uo into room a.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2011 at 6:21AM
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