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Ebierley 02-06-2013 08:37 PM

Installing outlets in cabinets
 
I am installing new kitchen cabinets and need to install several outlets inside cabinets. One for the microwave and a couple for phone chargers etc. do I need to mount the boxes so that they come out from the wall enough to fit flush with the inside of the cabinet? Or can I set them for the drywall?
Thanks,
Eric

joecaption 02-06-2013 08:59 PM

Flush inside the cabinets going to look a whole lot better.

buddy builder 02-06-2013 09:00 PM

what do you mean by "flush with the inside of the cabinet?" why would you want to be flush with the inside of the cabinet?

buddy builder 02-06-2013 09:07 PM

soory, just reread where you want the plugs inside the cabinet. yes, flush with inside will be a more clean and finished look.

Jim Port 02-06-2013 09:31 PM

The boxes need to be flush or protrude past the wood cabinet. You could also surface mount the boxes.

Gac66610 02-06-2013 10:13 PM

Could just bring the wire through the back of cabinet and use a remodel box once the cabinet has been installed.

firehawkmph 02-06-2013 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Gac66610 (Post 1111356)
Could just bring the wire through the back of cabinet and use a remodel box once the cabinet has been installed.

That's exactly what I do. I cut out the back of the cabinet with my fein tool and use a remodel box. Sometimes I use longer screws with the little wings if the walls are plaster or thicker than the wings would normally reach. Very easy and clean installation.
Mike Hawkins:)

gogetter 02-06-2013 11:44 PM

I like the idea of a remodel box after the cabinet is up. Not nearly the time spent measuring exactly where the box is.
One thing I like to do is use the adjustable depth boxes for the back splash area below the cabinets, that way they can be screwed out flush with the tile or whatever later.


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