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Tbone1128
Relocating the outlet behind the fridge

I bought a new fridge, and hate the way it sticks way out into the main path of the kitchen (galley style). I would like to know if it is a bad idea to take the outlet directly behind and recess it deeper into the wall (2x6) that way I can gain another couple of inches to slide the fridge into. Thanks!

canuk
Re: Relocating the outlet behind the fridge

Is this 2x6 wall an exterior one ?

Re: Relocating the outlet behind the fridge

Is the outlet blocking the fridge or the wall?

Tbone1128
Re: Relocating the outlet behind the fridge

Canuk - The 2x6 wall is not an exterior wall. The main hallway is on the other side....

Ohmy- the outlet is right behind the fridge, so when I plug it in it forces the fridge about two inches off the wall. If I could recess the outlet in the wall a little further I could slide the fridge back those two inches, which would make a big difference in the fridge sticking out into the kitchen.

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