406.4(E) receptacles Shall not be installed in a face-up position...
the little I know about flanged outlets, ....the back-box is pretty deep , I don't think they are suitable for cabinets, unless you have the space below the cabinet top to accomodate the box and any flex you will use.
Also, you will need a trim carp. to set the back box below the finished top as the flanges are designed for use on carpet, and will not sit flush .
[This message has been edited by togol (edited 10-01-2005).]
Re: Outlets in counter top.#56875 10/02/0506:57 AM10/02/0506:57 AM
ooops, I missed that . The Walker boxes that you will use, have some rather misleading info in their catalog, I am guessing you have picked out the one that states it is for wood floors........, I made the same mistake in a church with those same boxes,. They are indeed for wood floors , just not wood FINISHED floors, you cannot adjust the "carpet ' flange snug against the wood without recessing the box into your table ....of in my case the...I cannot recall the correct name of the part of the church where the altar rest ... steps .. I had 56 boxes to install . We decided to mount the boxes onto the subfloor, and ordered longer adjusting screws from Walker ( at a $1 a piece)to allow the brass flange to rest on the 3/4' finished floor....it was a real PITA
Re: Outlets in counter top.#56877 10/02/0509:15 AM10/02/0509:15 AM
The ones we get are rated for concrete and they are often installed too low when the owner changes their mind about the flooring. When that happens I dont use their adjusting screws and just drill through the metal bases and use nuts and bolts. Works great.
I'm sure I can get the install to look nice. I'm just worried about any code issues. But since its a "dry" counter top, I can't see any. And it for sure will get less moisture than the floor boxes that get the mop going over it once a week.
Re: Outlets in counter top.#56878 10/02/0509:17 AM10/02/0509:17 AM
dmattox, yep thems the ones, the church folks made a last minute change , originally the outlets were placed in the risers of the steps ,but "people would see them" so into the floor they went . we wanted to tap the boxes and use longer bolts but the FM and the AHJ were having kittens about the floor construction and absolutely dis-allowed any mods to everything in the floor, including these damn boxes.
those units that iwire has are pretty cool though
Re: Outlets in counter top.#56882 10/02/0506:20 PM10/02/0506:20 PM