Outlet in floor?

ED 3000 Posted By ED 3000, Nov 10, 2018 at 10:04 AM

  1. ED 3000

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    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.
     
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    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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    I've installed them. They were specifically made for floors and were brass. They looked pretty nice.
     
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    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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    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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    Run the mop over it like you would the rest of the floor.
     
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    I've never moped my wood floors. Damp rag is all it seems to take.
     
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    How about a box mounted sideways to the floor next to the wall?
     
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    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.
     
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    That's a good idea, too, for a couple of them. Just saw that on a ewetube video.
     
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