To the electrical experts at Breaktime,
I have a question regarding installing a short length of conduit in my kitchen.
My frig is located in an alcove slightly bumped out from the kitchen (old house). The receptacle and box are located in the back corner of this alcove. Currently, about 3 feet wire from the floor to the receptacle is only stapled and exposed with no protection. Judging by the wire’s thick paint job, I would guess its been this way for quite a while.
What’s the best way to protect the wire? I was thinking of using flex metal conduit since it’s such a short length, but I’m definitely open to suggestions. If I did use metal conduit, could it just butt up aganist the floor (provided it was secured of course) or would it need to be slightly below the floor?
I would also appreicate any recommendations on how to secure the conduit to the box. I think the cable clamp that’s currently installed is too small for conduit large enough for 12/2 wire. Bigger box with bigger knockout or something else?
Thanks for taking the time to read this. I’m sure I’ve made it sound much more complicated than it really is, but I want to make sure it’s done right.
Thanks for any info!