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Surface mounted Wiremold V500 metal raceway is used to provide power to a garage door opener ceiling electrical receptacle.   Click for The Home Page

Wiremold for a Garage Door Opener Ceiling Electrical Receptacle

 
Dear Mr. Electrician: How is Wiremold surface metal raceway used?

Answer: Below are some photos of a Wiremold installation that was used to replace an old extension cord that was powering the garage door opener
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A Wiremold 5751-2, two gang extension adapter was used to connect to an existing two gang outlet box already in the wall.

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Completed Wiremold extension box with GFCI protected electrical receptacles
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A close shot of the Wiremold 5751-2, two gang extension adapter

You can see the existing two gang metal outlet box in the wall behind the extension adapter.

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Close shot of the Wiremold extension ring attached to the existing two gang electrical box already in the wall.
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The Wiremold 5751-2, two gang extension adapter attached to the exisitng wall outlet box.

A Wiremold 511 flat elbow is used to turn the raceway upwards.

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Medium shot of Wiremold 5751-2 two gang extension box and a V511 flat elbow with wires
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The Wiremold 500 surface metal raceway can be painted before or after installation.

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Wiremold raceway coming down the wall
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Wiremold 500 surface metal raceway is an approved grounding conductor, however a grounding conductor wire was pushed in with the other conductors on this job.

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Medium shot of Wiremold surface mounted raceway coming down wall
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A Wiremold 517 Internal Elbow was used to make this bend at the ceiling.

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Close shot of the Wiremold internal elbow
 
You can just about see the edge of the Wiremold 5703 Support Clip that keeps the raceway attached to the wall and ceiling from behind.  I use a rubber mallet to bang the raceway into the clips.

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Medium shot of a Wiremold support clip
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By bringing the  Wiremold 500 surface metal raceway out the side of the extension adapter I was able to miss the ceiling light.

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Wide shot of ceiling mounted electrical receptacle for the garage door opener
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A Wiremold 5745 switch and receptacle box was mounted to the ceiling using toggle bolts.

For a ceiling electrical receptacle it is best to locate the GFCI protection  somewhere readily accessible so that it can be tested monthly.


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Ceiling mounted garage door opener electrical receptacle that is protected by a GFCI remotely
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Wiremold 500 surface metal raceway can be cut with a hacksaw.  The end needs to be filed to get rid of burrs and sharp edges after cutting.

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Finished Wiremold and receptacle
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Using  Wiremold 500 surface metal raceway is a fast, simple method to install wiring on the surface and is quite durable.

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Wide shot completed Wiremold and electrical receptacle
The completed Wiremold 500 surface metal raceway installation of an electrical outlet for a garage door opener.

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Wide shot completed Wiremold and garage door opener
 
The completed Wiremold 5751-2, two gang extension adapter with a GFCI tamper-resistant receptacle and a Leviton tamper resistant, Decora receptacle.  The Wiremold 511 flat elbow has its cover on.

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 Close shot of the completed surface mounted GFCI electrical receptacle that feeds the garage door opener

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Created January 6, 2015         Updated December 15, 2015

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