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Old 12-04-2018, 05:07 PM   #1
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Replace interior elect outlets

So I was wondering if anyone knows if there are any potential issues or problems if I replace a original interior POS electrical outlet with a normal run of the mill residential 120 outlet? I hate the cheap construction of the OME ones.
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:12 PM   #2
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What about the issue that the existing receptacles are self contained. Replacing these with standard receptacles would require a box deep enough for the 110 Volt wiring. Most locations for existing receptacles are pretty shallow. You could pull them out and see how much room you have and how much wire length you have to work with.



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Old 12-05-2018, 12:13 AM   #3
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ya I am just looking at replacing 1 or 2 that are used a lot and both have the room to put in req boxes
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:20 AM   #4
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If you go to a Electric Supply Store (might also find at Lowes or Home Depot) you can buy shallow electrical boxes. I added an extra next to our Bathroom Vanity.
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:47 AM   #5
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Shouldn't be a problem, I replaced the one for the microwave with a shallow box & regular receptacle.
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Old 12-05-2018, 05:40 AM   #6
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I repaced the outlets on both ends of the island and both sides of bed with Leviton outlets with USB charger ports. No more transformers needed.
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:41 PM   #7
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I think what everyone is saying is don't install the outlet without using a box. If there is room to install a box, go for it. I did many that way on my 2014 Redwood, especially down in the basement. As stated, you can even get a shallow box designed for furred in walls in a basement that fits better, but harder to work in.
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I also replaced my outlets at the ends of the island and both in bedroom of our 39MB 2016 with Leviton receptacles with USB ports. Just went to Lowes and got the remodel receptacle boxes (needed shallow ones for the island). Easy quick change. Very glad we did it.
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