I’ve got a baseboard heater that’s 9 ft long and electrical receptacles directly above each end of the heater. It appears safe since they’re above the end caps of the heater (where thermostats would usually mount) and away from the element by about 6’’. Would this result in code violation, or should I cap one of the boxes and move the heater a few inches?
Q. What are the rules on spacing receptacles in a dwelling unit? A. A receptacle outlet must be installed in every kitchen, family room, dining room, living room, sunroom, parlor, library, den, bedroom, recreation room, and similar room or area so that no point along the wall space is more than 6 feet, measured horizontally along the floor line, from a receptacle outlet [210.52(A)] (Figure).