I need to add a pair of receptacles along an unfinished, insulated, exterior basement wall. I want the easiest method possible. I have no plans to finish the basement. I need each receptacle to be on its own circuit breaker. I do not want to remove the vapor barrier/insulation and drill through all the 1.5X2.5" studs. The floor joists run perpendicular to the wall. Does this require the wire be run by conduit along the top of wall and then down studs to a box attached to face of stud ? Or is there another way that would meet code ? enter image description here enter image description here

  • Where are you tapping power for these receptacles at? – ThreePhaseEel Jul 27 at 22:00
  • The electrical panel is on the same wall. Im gonna try to add couple pictures. – tradefox Jul 27 at 22:26
  • Why do they need to be integral to the wall? Cant you just run two extension cords along the bottom of the wall? That would be easy. – Willk Jul 28 at 2:55
  • In the picture, that yellow cord is an extension cord I've run down the wall by the ceiling. I'm powering a treadmill, aquarium and other things at the other end of the basement. Running it all off of an extension cord, attached to the receptacle by my electrical panel, isn't cutting it anymore. – tradefox Jul 28 at 13:59

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