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How To Install a Floor Outlet

How can I install an outlet into the floor? The Basics for Installing a Floor Outlet, Parts for Installing a Floor Outlet.

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[ad#block]Electrical Question: How can I install an outlet into the floor?

This electrical question came from: John, a Handyman from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Additional Comments: Very helpful. I understand electricity but not hardware and codes.

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Thanks for your electrical wiring question John.

Installing a Floor Outlet

Application: Installing a 120 Volt Floor Outlet.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best if wired by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the number of outlets that will be added and the access to the location for the new outlets.
Precaution: Identify the existing outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional outlet wiring should be done through the local building authority, installed according to applicable local and national electrical codes, with a permit, and have the required inspections.

The Basics for Installing a Floor Outlet

Parts for Installing a Floor Outlet
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2 Responses to “How To Install a Floor Outlet”
  1. Judy says:

    The 220 floor outlet box for our all electric stove is cracked. Last night I pulled out the bottom stove drawer and it dislodged the plug on the floor behind stove. When the plug was put back the stove continues to work as usual. Do I need to replace the floor box? Do I need an electrician to do this?
    Thanks for any help with this.

  2. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Judy,
    If the floor outlet box is cracked it would be best to have an electrician take a look and replace the floor box as needed. This would ensure the electrical components and wiring are safe and prevent any possible complications.
    Thank you for sharing your floor outlet question with us,