Can you put outlet inside wall?
As pointed out by many others at this point, direct answer to your question is No: you are not allowed to install an outlet inside a wall. All outlets and junctions must be accessible without having to modify building structure or components.
What is a plug in wall called?
Electrical outlets (also known as outlets, electrical sockets, plugs, and wall plugs) allow electrical equipment to connect to the electrical grid. The electrical grid provides alternating current to the outlet. There are two primary types of outlets: domestic and industrial.
Is there a difference in wall outlets?
If not all electrical outlets in your home look the same, it’s because there are many different types of electrical outlets. Each type has unique characteristics and features. What works for the bedroom may not be the best for your bathroom counters and vice versa.
Is there a difference between inside and outside outlet?
Outdoor electrical outlets differ from indoor outlets because they have watertight covers that protect the outlet even with a cord plugged in. Plus, the National Electrical Code requires all outdoor outlets to be GFCI outlets (ground fault circuit interrupter outlets).
What is a recessed outlet?
Recessed outlet hardware has a faceplate that is set deeper into the wall than a regular outlet. That means it prevents plugs and connectors from protruding above the surface of the wall. It’s aesthetically better looking, and in certain applications, it can be a lifesaver.
What is a duplex outlet?
A duplex outlet provides space for two electrical receptacles, leaving you room to plug in two devices. A duplex outlet is one of the most common outlets found in homes and businesses, and its design will protect you from electrical shock hazards.
Can you use outdoor outlets inside?
Building codes prohibit tapping into circuits in the kitchen, bathroom, laundry room or into those dedicated to a large appliance, like a refrigerator. You can use the living room, bedroom and basement circuits, but don’t tap into a circuit that’s already overloaded and trips the circuit breaker.
Do I need GFCI on every outlet?
The NEC requires GFCIs on all exterior and bathroom receptacles (another term for outlets). GFCIs are also required on all receptacles serving kitchen countertops. In laundry rooms and utility rooms, GFCIs should be installed on outlets within six feet of sinks, washing machines, and water heaters.