Outlet in floor?

Easy Livin’ 3000

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Dec 23, 2015
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SEPA
Would like to relocate a couple of electrical outlets, one in particular, is for the stove blower.

As I have solid stone walls, it's inconvenient and undesirable to have them on the walls.

Is it either a code violation or a stupid idea to have them mounted in the floor, where the prongs of the cords, when plugged in, would be vertical?

For one, I can see stuff falling into the sockets when nothing is plugged in.
 

peakbagger

Minister of Fire
Jul 11, 2008
4,711
Northern NH
There are special cast floor mounted boxes. They come with recessed covers and screw in blanking plugs. They are cheap.

As far as I know they are legal, lot to be said to have it fed from a arc fault protector, just in case.
 
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EatenByLimestone

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Jul 12, 2006
7,097
Schenectady, NY
I've installed them. They were specifically made for floors and were brass. They looked pretty nice.
 
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zrock

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Dec 2, 2017
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bc
Alot of the new outlets have built in child proofing little covers that close over the openings when nothing is inserted and take a bit of force to put a plug in them.. They would be good for floor mount as nothing can fall in em
 
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johneh

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Dec 19, 2009
2,345
Eastern Ontario
When I think of a plug in the floor I wonder how you wash that floor
Water and Electricity do not get along together floor plugs in Ontario
Canada are against code . But it is up to you
 
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EatenByLimestone

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Jul 12, 2006
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Run the mop over it like you would the rest of the floor.
 
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greg13

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Jan 5, 2012
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CNY
How about a box mounted sideways to the floor next to the wall?
 
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EatenByLimestone

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Jul 12, 2006
7,097
Schenectady, NY
I've never moped my wood floors. Damp rag is all it seems to take.

Yeah, can't say I flood the floor either. My damp rag is a mop though. I've never put enough water down to get down between the oak flooring. Just enough to grab dirt and dust as I run the mop over it. I use non sudsing ammonia, so a rinse isn't even necessary.