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I don't know if this should go in another section, sorry.


I was wondering if there were any changes I need to consider before changing a standard outlet to a recessed outlet. I don't wan to change voltage. It's just that the outlet is in a spot where if I plug stuff in, I obviously won't be able to push something up against the wall as close as I'd like.


If I change to recessed, will I need to change the wall behind it, or can I just attach the wires and slide it in position?


Thanks for any help.
 

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It depends a bit on what type of recessed outlet you are talking about. If it is one like the one below, then you may need a deeper junction box to allow everything to fit.



Realize that the cord for whatever you are plugging in needs a way out of the recess, so you still may not be able to put whatever you have flush against the wall.



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0012DKBL2
 

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It depends a bit on what type of recessed outlet you are talking about. If it is one like the one below, then you may need a deeper junction box to allow everything to fit.



Realize that the cord for whatever you are plugging in needs a way out of the recess, so you still may not be able to put whatever you have flush against the wall.



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0012DKBL2

Yeah, that's the one. I got it at home depot. I haven't taken a look behind the outlet yet, but thanks for the info. I'll look into the deeper junction box.


My plan was to have an extension cord plugged in and a bookcase as close to the wall as possible. A little bit of space to allow for the cord to pass is okay for me.
 

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My personal opinion is that the low profile plug is safer because any cabinet which is pushed up to it will be contacting the plug body, and not stressing a bend in the cord (potential risk of damaging the wiring either inside the cord or at the cord-to-plug transition).
 

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Thanks for the advice about the low profile extension cords. I had thought about it, but a lot of the ones I saw still stood out a little bit. A little bit of OCD held me back, but I think it would still be the better option.


Thanks everyone.
 
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