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Old 08-16-2011, 05:53 PM   #1
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We will be pouring a slab soon and I want plugs in the floor in living room and wiring for island in kitchen... My husband said retractable outlets from the ceiling? Is there such a thing? He said you pull something from the ceiling and when done it will retract back.

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We will be pouring a slab soon and I want plugs in the floor in living room and wiring for island in kitchen... My husband said retractable outlets from the ceiling? Is there such a thing? He said you pull something from the ceiling and when done it will retract back.
In the kitchen the receptacles have to be withing 18" of the counter surface. I would not accept ceiling mounted receptacles as the required wall receptacles. Check with your local EI.

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Only in a commercial application. In a home they would stick out, unless you lived in a loft that was made up to look like the showrooms in a Ikea store.
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In the kitchen the receptacles have to be withing 18" of the counter surface. I would not accept ceiling mounted receptacles as the required wall receptacles. Check with your local EI.
The correct number is 20".
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The correct number is 20".
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We will be pouring a slab soon and I want plugs in the floor in living room and wiring for island in kitchen... My husband said retractable outlets from the ceiling? Is there such a thing? He said you pull something from the ceiling and when done it will retract back.
Use floor boxes. They are available with power, phone, data and CATV. And combinations of all. He can lay smurf pipe on the ground under the slab and poor concrete right over it.

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