Friend is moving into a 30 year old house which is a bit shy on electrical outlets.
The previous owner put in an electric garage door opener, but as there is no outlet on the ceiling of the garage for a door opener, he ran an extension cord across the ceiling and half way down a wall to where there is an outlet.
Ceiling and walls in garage are finished, so it would be quite a pain to install an outlet there now.
Realize that installing a ceiling outlet, snaking the wires internally to where they can be spliced in is of course the best way to do it. Will probably end up doing it that way, I guess.
But would like to ask:
What do most folks faced with this "problem" do ? Just this extension cord bit ?
Does this violate any electrical codes ?
Any thoughts on would be appreciated.