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Old 11-25-2008, 09:36 PM  
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I have a counter-high outlet that I want to move down to floor level (about 12 inches from floor). I want to lose the the counter outlet and wire nut together the NM cables coming into and out of that box (just put a cover on it). I then want to run a NM cable out that box and terminate it at the new floor level outlet. Sound ok?

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Old 11-25-2008, 10:46 PM  
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Sounds good, just make sure the wire size is a match, and oh yah, turn off the darn power first. We care about yah! Good luck....

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Old 11-26-2008, 05:16 AM  
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Task, I see no problem in what you want to do. However, ....

Is this existing receptacle serving and actual kitchen or bathroom counter? If you will will likely be creating a code (and logical) violation by removing it.

Second, if not, and you do not want to upper box and more, there is a good chance the wires come from below the upper box. You may just be able to pop the staples loose and bring the cables down to your new box.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:56 PM  
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Hi Petey, the area was a wet bar and now is going to be a work cubby. Wet bars are sooo 70s, lol. Unfortunately the wires were way too short to run down, hence my idea. Thanks.
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