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gedgoudasl 07-06-2011 04:56 PM

Electric outlet on a concrete floor
 
I neglected to plan for electric outlets in the concrete floor of my basement den. I have run an extension cord under the carpet but I need suggestions regarding a proper electrical plug-in device that would be surface mounted and look nice. The proposed plugs would be for table lamps in the middle of the room, away from walls and columns. Any suggestions.

kok328 07-06-2011 07:55 PM

Anything that is going to be a surface mount will automatically create a trip hazard.
A cable bridge will lessen that effect but, still doesn't look nice.

TxBuilder 07-07-2011 10:16 AM

Why can't you run PVC along the baseboards? No trip hazard, and it is enclosed. Your plugs will also be on the walls.

TxBuilder 07-11-2011 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ohMikeee (Post 58694)
good advice. it is safe in this way..:clap:

Seems like it would be common sense. I wouldn't want a plug in my floor any way, what if you spill something? Or need to steam clean? What if Spot walks over it and a nail goes into the hole? I hope you don't have children, as this being in the floor will surely draw some attention from a small child in the home.

slownsteady 07-11-2011 02:11 PM

A swag lamp is a lamp that hangs from the ceiling. You could mount one right over the table. Fashion statement aside, the electric would be hidden (and installed to code) in the ceiling.

TxBuilder 07-11-2011 02:42 PM

PVC around your baseboards is to code as well, and may be easier than digging around in your ceiling.

slownsteady 07-13-2011 07:20 AM

Two valid ideas. The OP did mention the table lamp was in the middle of the room. So how does the PVC get to the table?

JTGP 07-13-2011 07:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TxBuilder (Post 58712)
Seems like it would be common sense. I wouldn't want a plug in my floor any way, what if you spill something? Or need to steam clean? What if Spot walks over it and a nail goes into the hole? I hope you don't have children, as this being in the floor will surely draw some attention from a small child in the home.

That's why that the Plug would be GFCI protected.

JTGP 07-13-2011 07:45 PM

Why not re-wire the lamp with a longer cord?

nealtw 07-13-2011 09:35 PM

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