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Old 05-21-2007, 12:30 AM   #1
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I'm installing a hard-wired powerstrip (Plugmold from Wiremold). I plan on installing it directly below an existing outlet.

What I would like to do is run Romex from the existing outlet down behind the drywall and just make a small hole for the Romex to exit the wall (i.e. no box). The strip has 1.2" knockouts on the back and I would love to be able to install it cleanly. Since the strip has knockouts, is it technically a box? and can I just secure the romex to the box and be up to code?

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Good luck fitting the wire nuts.

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Good luck fitting the wire nuts.
************! You're right. Back to the surface mount method. Thanks.
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Similar problem here. Our electrician installed a (surface) box at the end of the plugmold. Problem is it has height of 1 1/2" and the light rail is only 1 1/4". There does not appear to be any alternative box that is smaller. Any suggestions? About fitting the wire nuts: are there special smaller ones? that we could use? Thanks.
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Wiremold makes boxes in different depths. IIRC the thinnest is 13/16". They may have installed a box that deep because the capacity was needed.
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Good luck fitting the wire nuts.
It could be done. With some sweat and twists and turns. i.e; twisting the Angle connector instead of the locknut and "Squeezing" the Yellow (Medium) wire nuts.!
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Use a two hole Wago connector. Wago is a brand name for a push in connector. We use the small yellow ones for wire mold. http://www.wall-nuts.us/store773.cfm
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Wiremold makes a connector that fits. Check page 3 of this PDF:

http://www.legrand.us/Wiremold/Raceway/Plugmold-Systems/Steel/2000-Steel-Multioutlet-System/~/media/533534A6523D48FCA163BB2881EE0C61.ashx

Part number is W30.

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