A neighbor added an outlet on the first floor stair landing for a fish
tank. The wall in question is the wall between the house and the
Since this wall sits on top of the block foundation wall and there is
a bunch of ductwork in the basement just below it, he wasn't able to
(easily) fish the wire up through the wall, so here's what he did:
In the upper front corner of the basement was an existing hole through
which ran the wires to the outlets in the garage, the doorbell wires,
etc. He ran a length of Romex thorugh this hole into the garage, then
into a 6' strip of wiremold attached to the garage wall and came back
into the house through a hole drilled in the garage wall opposite from
where outlet was installed.
All the other Romex in the garage is exposed; he just felt that he
should protect this length of Romex because it runs horizontally
across the only finished wall in the garage, about 4 feet off the
slab, and looked very vulnerable.
Maybe it's legal, but in terms "workmanship-like manner" it looks