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What's the best way to wire?

Posted by footwedge (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 27, 11 at 14:56

The kitchen cabinets are being installed as I type. The installer mentioned surface mounting the receptacle box for the microwave, garbage disposal and dishwasher in lieu of my plan of recessing them. I like his plan better.
I will also be adding one in the lazy susan for the tv.

I prefer the shallow surface mount box especially for the lazy susan location but I guess I could get by with using a standard box for the other locations. Each location will require a minimum of 11.25 cu. in. ( 3 no. 12 and 1 receptacle).

What's the best way to handle this?


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RE: What's the best way to wire?

Where will the microwave be sitting?
If the receptacle is behind the microwave it will not be able to fit as far back on the counter or shelf.

Disposal and DW receptacles are normally under the sink and all you give up is a few inches up off the bottom of the cabinet on the wall.

I usually hard-wire both so there is no need for a receptacle.


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RE: What's the best way to wire?

I put the micro outlet in the cabinet above and I just wired a metal jb using the romex cable connector and a little bit of flex and laid the receptacle on the cabinet bottom. This is the uppermost cabinet that is 8' tall and 2' deep.

I decided to go ahead an recess the other 3 locations. It will just look better.

Was told the code no longer allows direct wire, must use a receptacle.


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RE: What's the best way to wire?

"Was told the code no longer allows direct wire, must use a receptacle."

What code?

Ask for a code citation.

Cords are permitted but not required under the NEC.


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RE: What's the best way to wire?

Must be a local requirement if not required by the NEC.


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RE: What's the best way to wire?

"Must be a local requirement if not required by the NEC."

Who made the claim?

You would be surprised how often 'rules' disappear when you ask the AHJ for an actual code citation.


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