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Old 07-06-2011, 04:56 PM  
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Default 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.



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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.


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Why can't you run PVC along the baseboards? No trip hazard, and it is enclosed. Your plugs will also be on the walls.
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good advice. it is safe in this way..
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.
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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.
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PVC around your baseboards is to code as well, and may be easier than digging around in your ceiling.
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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?
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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.
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Why not re-wire the lamp with a longer cord?
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