Surface Wiring in Garage
Mi house is old enough that garage door openers were not common when it was built, and it was not wired with an outlet in the garage ceiling. Long story, but it would be almost impossible to run wire through the ceiling now due to a funky flat roof.
I had a pre-sale house inspection done, and the inspector correctly dinged me for running the garage door opener off an extension cord.
If I install a surface mounted box on the ceiling, and use 14/2 NM-B to connect to the wall receptacle with a plug on that end is it ok? Maybe not, eh? What if I run the wire through plastic conduit? Still no good? Ok, is there a surface mount wall outlet that will fit over the old wall outlet? That would be ok, wouldn't it, if I grounded the 14/2, right? I'll bet one of you has an even better idea - please let me know. Thanks in advance.