We're in the process of renovating our kitchen, and my lady is really interested in under-cabinet lighting. The best place to keep the wires to the lighting hidden (as she does not want battery powered) is by connecting it to the electrical above the range hood (a solution I've heard is viable since under-cabinet lights have relatively low AMP requirements. However, the electrical above the range hood is hardwired only.
So, here's my question:
Is it possible/safe to pigtail the range hood into a connection that then wires a GFCI outlet? Or would it be better to install a GCFI outlet, then find a kit to turn the hardwired range hood into a plugin? I've heard not every range hood can appropriate a plugin kit...
To add a complication to this, it is a surface box and doesn't actually regress into the wall like most electrical.
Thanks in advance for any advice!