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Summary: Electrical Outlets Question:
My microwave is mounted inside my kitchen wall. But the plug in about 2 1/2 feet away from the microwave.




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Electrical Outlets Question:
My microwave is mounted inside my kitchen wall, But the plug is about 2 1/2 feet away from the microwave.
I want to know if I can tie into that plug and add another plug. I recently bought a new microwave and the cord is not as long as the other one was. Could you please help me?
Thanks, Rose G.

Hi Rose - Great Electrical Repair Question!
Yes, you can extend the existing outlet to be closer to the microwave, however you could purchase a short extension cord that is the same wire gage as your microwave oven cord.

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There are times when we need to use extension cords. They just need to be a high quality cord that is not over twelve feet (the shorter the better), and of the right size wire to ensure that it will be safe.

You may find that your local appliance store or hardware store may have a short appliance cord especially for situations just like yours. Some cords come with a 90 degree plug to help keep the cord neat.



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