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Old 02-06-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:59 PM   #2
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Flush inside the cabinets going to look a whole lot better.

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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?
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soory, just reread where you want the plugs inside the cabinet. yes, flush with inside will be a more clean and finished look.
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The boxes need to be flush or protrude past the wood cabinet. You could also surface mount the boxes.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:13 PM   #6
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Could just bring the wire through the back of cabinet and use a remodel box once the cabinet has been installed.
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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.
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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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