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I installed a receptacle for my wall mounted range hood. Unfortunately, I placed it too low, and it needs to be raised. The hood requires a minimum height of 30” above the range, and I can’t meet that. I have a glass subway tile backsplash, so it will be a pain to do this. I guess my option is to cut a new hole with an angle grinder or to use some type of surface mounted box. I’ve only ever installed a surface mounted box outside (weatherproof box), so I don’t know if there is something NEC approved for inside use. My thinking is that I would drill a 1/2” hole through the backsplash and drywall and then feed the cable into the back of the box. The chimney runs to the ceiling, so it will hide the box. I appreciate any suggestions/advice. I’m so mad at myself for not getting the height correct the first time.
 

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Does the power come from the top or bottom? If from the top, you could do as you suggested and grind out a new 2x4 box hole, using an old work box and relocate it, patching the tile below as necessary.
 

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After rereading your post, are you planning to enclose the vent pipe only upwards with the receptacle within? You are not supposed to enclose the receptacle leaving it not readily accessible. I would run wiring directly into the hood.
 

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That style hood is designed to have the receptacle hidden behind the decorative sleeve.
 

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Like Jim Port said, that style of hood is designed to have the receptacle box hidden behind the SS chimney. Remove a tile behind the chimney and cut a hole in the drywall. Find the wire and pull it through the hole. Install the hood and install a surface mounted box.

I use a Handy Box and Handy Box Duplex Cover.
It's easiest to enter the top or bottom of the box. It's OK to have some Romex showing because all of this is behind the Chimney.
Patch the hole.
Don't use a shallow box, give yourself some room and use a deeper handy box.
 
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