Published at Monday, 04 June 2018. Kitchen. By Maria Walcott.
Electrical wires take up very small area but do require to be installed to your local‐electrical‐code. Commonly they require to be within a shielded cable if they would run exposed inside the cabinetry. If the island is on elevated legs, the electrical cables could also run out of sight on the inside corner of a leg or otherwise through a hole drilled well thru the center of the leg.
Instead, the duct work could run into the ceiling above the vent as well as then bend to head for the nearest outside wall. For a house remodel, the difficulty of re‐running vent ducts for a kitchen island plan could sometimes eliminate the possibility of an island stove top. While you are unsure about this, you could check with an architect or structural engineer to find out if you could run the duct work through your existing structure.
If the floor is concrete or you could´t get under it, an alternative to running the cable through the attic is to construct a raised subfloor also run the cable beneath that.
The island receptacle should be a ground fault interrupting (GFI) outlet – not a regular one.
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