Installing outlet inside medicine cabinet


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Old 07-27-18, 08:52 AM
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Installing outlet inside medicine cabinet

I'm remodeling my bathroom and installing two recessed medicine cabinets. I want to put in a couple outlets inside the cabinets to hide chargers for various things. The problem is I was going to frame out the opening like you would do for a window, but I don't know how I'd get a box in there. The wall is an inside 2x4 wall so I can't come from behind. Any advise?
 
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Old 07-27-18, 03:32 PM
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Mount the receptacles on the 3 1/2" face using a. surface.mount box. You can enter from the back.
 
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Old 07-27-18, 06:13 PM
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If the wall is a 2x4 thick, there will not be any room in back once the recessed medicine cabinet is installed, because it completely, fills the space in back as well as the sides (usually). I believe you would need to bring the supply up from the bottom, measure, mark, and drill your hole in your cabinet, then snake the wire into your recessed cabinet as you mount it, and then use your surface mount box.
 
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Old 07-29-18, 07:33 AM
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Can you frame out the medicine cabinet with studs on the left/top/bottom, and leave the right side open. Then cut in a remodel box on the right side of the cabinet.
 
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Old 07-29-18, 12:52 PM
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Use something like what PCBoss mentioned: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Eaton-15-Am...Duplex/3608800

Or you could buy a medicine cabinet that already has a receptacle installed.

https://www.wayfair.com/home-improve...5B%5D=18947974
 
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Old 07-29-18, 06:23 PM
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Any receptacles installed in the bathroom will need gfi protection.
 
 

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