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Old 08-31-2010, 03:18 AM   #1
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I am having me kitchen remodled and I an moving my penisula 24" down the run that it used to be. I just got to thinking, my existing outlet for the penisula will be too short to reach it's new location. How can the box conduit be extended? I believe it come up from the slab through the bottom plate it's not getting moved. Can I have the outlet and box removed and have it go into a Juntion box in the dead area behind the cabinets and then it can be extended from there?

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The junction box must be accessable.

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If I attach a J-Box to the cabinet under the sink or the cabinet with the pull out trash cans, is that considered "accessable"? You would need to open the drawer and remove the trash cans, then remove the cover plate.
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That would meet the definition of accessible.
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by using a coupling and a piece of flex as long as you need.



that is an internal coupling. They also make an external but I couldn't find a picture quickly.
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I don't think the coupler will work. Actually I don't think I have many options other than adding a J-box. Correct me if I am wrong, but since this conduit runs into the bottom plate would that mean it goes into the slab?? Why would they do this since there is a 20 amp outlet on the same wall 4 feet away. The conduit definiatly goes to the bottom plate. I was thinking I could just tie into the other one on the wall and run conduit from there to the penisula outlet but I can't bury the original run.

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