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PeternLiane
04-13-2012, 06:44 PM
We own a NT 22FBS. It has a great kitchen counter top. However, with all of the electrical receptacles located under the cabinets. We can not find a coffee pot with an electrical cord long enough to reach the receptacles. Why can't an electrical receptacle be put onto the wall above the kitchen counter top like in the bathroom? We'll either have to put the coffee pot on a stand, will have to splice and add length to the electrical cord or add conduit and a receptacle. The first two are not that safe and the third will not look that great.

JohnDar
04-13-2012, 07:44 PM
We own a NT 22FBS. It has a great kitchen counter top. However, with all of the electrical receptacles located under the cabinets. We can not find a coffee pot with an electrical cord long enough to reach the receptacles. Why can't an electrical receptacle be put onto the wall above the kitchen counter top like in the bathroom? We'll either have to put the coffee pot on a stand, will have to splice and add length to the electrical cord or add conduit and a receptacle. The first two are not that safe and the third will not look that great.

You might be able to use a multi-outlet strip mounted to the wall above the counter and plugged into the receptacle under the cabinet. They make moldings to cover wires on walls that might dress it up a bit.

PeternLiane
04-16-2012, 01:39 PM
We just went ahead and spliced the wire. This added the length that was needed. However the manufactures are not going to lengthen the cords on their electrical products. It will be good to see Heartland put a receptacle down into the middle of the wall over the kitchen counter.

fjm039
04-25-2012, 09:19 AM
Agree. Hard to believe there isn't a receptacle on the wall in the kitchen.

westxsrt10
04-25-2012, 10:18 AM
You might be able to use a multi-outlet strip mounted to the wall above the counter and plugged into the receptacle under the cabinet. They make moldings to cover wires on walls that might dress it up a bit.


The multi-outlet strip is a good safe option for sure.
Splicing the wire may be a cause for an insurance fire claim to be denied.

PeternLiane
04-25-2012, 09:55 PM
The multi-outlet strip is a good safe option for sure.
Splicing the wire may be a cause for an insurance fire claim to be denied.

The bad part about the multi-outlet strip is it falls off the wall. Even with Double sided tape, 3M command strips and the valcro strips didn't keep it up. The strip even would move across the counter and fell into the sink. The best Idea is to put a receptacle on the wall.

westxsrt10
04-27-2012, 06:57 PM
The bad part about the multi-outlet strip is it falls off the wall. Even with Double sided tape, 3M command strips and the valcro strips didn't keep it up. The strip even would move across the counter and fell into the sink. The best Idea is to put a receptacle on the wall.
I have installed a few multi-outlet strips and none have fell off the wall.....but I didn't tape them to the wall but used screws for a soild connection.

ZNK
06-01-2012, 12:11 AM
I would have to agree with the idea of permanently attaching the outlet strips with screws. Unless you extended the wire inside the coffee pot this may cause issues with potential fires. Just be careful.

CliffP
06-01-2012, 10:28 PM
An outlet on the bottom side of the cabinet is on my to do list.