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Old 01-28-2008, 09:55 AM   #1
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tiling kitchen...how to treat electrical outlet on floor?


I am getting ready to tile my kitchen floor. Just pulling out linoleum this week. Then lay backboard this weekend.

There are 2 weird electrical outlet looking things in my floor. I have never encountered before. How do I take them out? Can anyone do this, or do I need an electrican?

I am guessing they have to be removed? Or can I just backer/tile over them.

They are a little old and rusty, so I have not opened/unscrewed, but I think its like a cap to access an AC outlet in the floor.

Any ideas are appreciated.

If you think this is ore of an “electrical” question forum-wise, please let me know.

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Old 01-28-2008, 01:39 PM   #2
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Open it up and see if it is an outlet.
Do you have access from below?

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Old 01-28-2008, 02:35 PM   #3
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lemme take a look.

there is a crawlspace under the house, so I guess there is access. not 100% sure.

thanks for the input!
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Usually floor outlets are installed in residences only to satisfy the NEC. It's likely those outlets are required. Those outlets are adjustable. Why don't you loosen them, tile, and simply reseat them to meet the new tile floor?
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