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Receptacle in slab

Posted by ohmmm (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 20, 10 at 17:32

House is on a concrete slab. Original plans showed a spec for a receptacle in the floor of the large living room. Currently the floor is carpeted. Is there an easy way to find a receptacle under carpeting, without having to pull up the carpet?

I tried using my inductive circuit tester, but the carpet and padding are too thick and lots of static electricity is triggering false readings.

I also sliced the carpet and pad a bit in the spot where the plans show it located, but no luck finding it.

It is a big living room, and logically, there should be a receptacle in the floor as indicated on the plans. But I can't find it. I am just trying to avoid pulling up the whole carpet to have a look.


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RE: Receptacle in slab

Studfinder (metal detection type) should locate the metallic components

RE: Receptacle in slab

Are you 100% sure it's even there? I wouldn't trust it being there just because the plans show it is.

If this is a new house and you are 100% positive that it is there and the carpet layers covered it, I'd call your carpet layers back and make them uncover it. It's their fault.

But like I said, I wouldn't trust it being there just because the plans say it is. Things change and most of the time plans aren't followed 100% to the letter.

RE: Receptacle in slab

Do you really need the receptacle? We had one in our first home that we covered with an area rug and never used, and we have two in our current living room. Both are under the sectional sofa and we don't use them. I suppose if we put an end table by the sofa with a lamp, they might come in handy.

Like hexus said, if it's a new home and the carpet people covered over it, I'd make them come back and fix their mistake.

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