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4' center-center plugmold

Posted by aliris19 (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 11, 11 at 16:32

Hi yall -- does anyone make plugmold with 4" between outlets?

TIA


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RE: 4' center-center plugmold

Why so close?

The shortest I recall was about 6 inches, except on small 'power strip' type items (cord and plug connected).


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RE: 4' center-center plugmold

corner cabinet with 22.5" available underneath. At 6" apart that leaves only 3 plugs: not worth it! But if they were closer together...


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RE: 4' center-center plugmold

Install 2 parallel strips?


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RE: 4' center-center plugmold

"Install 2 parallel strips?"

Yeah, stagger the outlets and you'll get one every 3"! If you line up the strip so that you have a plug closer to the end, you might be able to fit 4 plugs in an 18" span.


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RE: 4' center-center plugmold

"corner cabinet with 22.5" available underneath. At 6" apart that leaves only 3 plugs: not worth it!"

How many things do you plan on using at the same time?

The NEC requirement is every 48 inches (no place more than 24 inches).


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RE: 4' center-center plugmold

Hi yall -- It's not a question of having multiple appliance going at once, but not having to unplug things.

Staggering sounds like a great idea but I don't want the thickness (width).

In that location I've decided to skip the plugmold; just couldn't get it to work. There are wall sockets instead. Pity. I still think there would be a market for undercabinet not-ugly, not-heavy strip mold, but oh well.

Thanks for the ideas, all.


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RE: 4' center-center plugmold

"It's not a question of having multiple appliance going at once, but not having to unplug things. "

So you want a cord forest?


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RE: 4' center-center plugmold

Well, they might not stay plugged in always, but I'd rather not be switching things back and forth, here and there. It's like having a spot for everything in drawers. Underneath the counter it's not as if they're in the way at all ...

Anyway, it's not happening for a variety of reasons. Personally, I think they're far less onerous than wall outlets, especially disrupting a backsplash, but I understand my taste is not as others'. I've been thinking about it and figure maybe it's because I spent many formative years playing at a lab bench! I think I just think strips of outlets are the way they're supposed to be. Or something.

Anyway, thanks all for the suggestions and thoughts and help.


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