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Old 04-17-2010, 01:08 AM   #1
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Extending outlet to add another


Attempting to extend electrical outlet on East Wall to South Wall, adding the additional outlet on the South wall. Existing plaster walls. How to I push flexible conduit thru corner, 90 degree angle from the old outlet. Cannot go thru floor or thru upper floor of house, must go horizontal.

Do I just cut open the plasterboard, notch the studs for 3/4 inch conduit? Do I cut open the plasterboard and drill thru the studs to allow for passage of the conduit? Any special advice on the corners? Am I weakening the wood studs by cutting such a large hole or notch? Is there a simpler way?
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Wire or cable running thru studs must be 1 1/4" from the edge of the stud. If not, you must install a safety plate over the wire to pretect from nails/screws.

As for running a new wire from an existing outlet, if there is a basement below, drill thru the bottom plate and run the wire in the basement. If no basement, you will have to make holes for access as you describe. I usually use a large hole saw to make openings, then cover it with the piece that came out of the hole.
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I would run 1/2" PVC conduit on the exterior of the building. Run it down low and paint the same as the building. Use a LB fitting to turn the corner. Or go into the ground and bury it and come back up at the new location if you cannot stand the look of the conduit. Wire with THWN conductors. You will need GFCI protection in any case.
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