Sure you can. If you don't, it would need to be terminated in a box anyway.
Will it reach where you want to use it?Awesome. Though I have done some basic wiring before (swapping a light fixture for the same kind of fixture, etc). I wasn't sure, and have been researching. If I am correct, the wiring is 14 gauge, and should be ok for an outlet.
Even if it doesn't reach, he adds a junction box, and extends it.Will it reach where you want to use it?
Will it reach where you want to use it?
That is why I asked:biggrin2:Even if it doesn't reach, he adds a junction box, and extends it.
But you know that, it's wiring 101.:devil3:
Yes they are called Old work boxOh yes, I was thinking of putting in a shelf below the wiring and the outlet up there for a plug in light or a google home device. One question though, is there an easy way to mount the electrical box in a wall that is already drywalled? I could cut the hole, but it would leave me no room for nailing the box to the stud. I don't suppose there are outlet boxes that can go right into drywall?
Yes they are called Old work box
I’d terminate the circuit in a box and leave it in place incase you decide to reinstall a range hood or install an OTR microwave at a later date. By current code (US), they require a dedicated circuit.
I’d pick up my power for your light or google device elsewhere. In fact, I’d look for a totally different place for the google device. Putting it above a stove is a poor idea. The heat and grease or steam won’t be good for it.
With the plug in light, how do you turn it on ? I wouldn’t want to locate it where anyone would be forced to reach over a hot stove to turn it on. Even if you feel you could do it safely, not everyone is the same height or has the same reach.
Be careful what you buy, many say 20 amp dedicated circuit.Or install microwave oven where the hood was located. I have one mounted there as well as one in the pantry and avoided taking up kitchen counter space for one. They use 1400 Watts or less and so only a 15 amp leg is needed. Pick a model and then download the manufacturer's installation directions and note how far above the cooktop it needs to be mounted.