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Old 03-15-2009, 06:03 PM   #1
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Can you place an electrical outlet inside pole wrap.


I am finishing a basement and was wondering if anyone has used pole wrap to wrap there support pole in the basement. And also put an electrical outlet in it? is this possible. Is there code against it?

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I'm in California
What's a Pole Wrap?
I already figured out what a basement must be.

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I don't know if "pole wrap" is a common term or a commercial product, but I see no reason not to have a receptacle in a column.
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He wants to frame and wrap the pole with drywall. A recep in there is a good idea. Keep the cable at least 1 1/4" away from the drywall.
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Will I have to frame it to do this or can I use the Commercial named pole wrap. I dont wan this to be a squared bottom. I keep stubbing my toes on the one in my upstairs family room.
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Pole wrap doesn't have enough room for a flush outlet.

You can of course put a surface mount outlet in a metal box with a metal conduit sleeve... If you can get a screw into the pole wrap solidly enough to secure everything.

But that's going to be kind of ugly and defeat the purpose of pole wrap in the first place.

And don't get any bright ideas about cutting holes in your basement poles... You'll compromise their strength.
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Thanks for your input GIGS. Yeah I wouldn't even think about cutting the pole. I'm an engineer and I know that would not be good!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks again gigs.

Looks like I will have to frame it.
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you could attach a mounting block made out of wood that has the contour of the post on the back and is flat on the front for the outlet
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I can tell you for sure that there's no code violation in doing this.
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