# QOD for 2/2/2007 electrical

Hi to all

here is todays question

Regards

Gerry

210.52 (A)(1) Spacing…

Jae are you part of the nine or the twenty? What code book is 210.52?
I do not have a book. ha. ha.

Marcel

**(1) Spacing.
**Receptacles shall be installed so that no point
measured horizontally along the floor line in any wall space
is more than XXXXXXXX from a receptacle outlet.

Teehehhe…I XXX’ed out the answer…SUFFER FOLKS !

Now I LOVE how the NEC makes that anser CRYPTIC in nature rather than just giving the answer it makes you THINK for a second to get the answer…Freakin NEC Code Panel…called Job Security…

Yes, I am one of those (or maybe the other). Paul knows which one I are, I’ll betcha…

2002 NEC 210.52

OH and don’t forget…any wallspace 2’ or larger gets a receptacle as well…

**(2) Wall Space. **As used in this section, a wall space shall
include the following:

(1) Any space 600 mm (2 ft) or more in width (including
space measured around corners) and unbroken along
the floor line by doorways, fireplaces, and similar openings.

**(A) General Provisions.
**In every kitchen, family room,
dining room, living room, parlor, library, den, sunroom,
bedroom, recreation room, or similar room or area of
dwelling units, receptacle outlets shall be installed in accordance
with the general provisions specified in 210.52(A)(1)
through (A)(3).

**(1) Spacing.
**Receptacles shall be installed so that no point
measured horizontally along the floor line in any wall space
is more than 1.8 m (6 ft) from a receptacle outlet.

And since we know cords are 6’ long as a standard, placing something in the center of a 12’ span will leave you 6’ to the receptacle of your choice. Also we all know the famous verbage to commit to memory is 6 and 12 which means 6’ from any opening more or less and then every 12’ along the wall…I wont get to detailed as I think you get the point.

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