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#192406 - 02/12/10 08:52 AM Receptical Grounds up/down
Rob Offline

Registered: 12/22/03
Posts: 15
Loc: New York
Tried to do search nothing came up on this discussion at work we are having.
Residential recepticals get mounted with ground terminal up or down?

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#192408 - 02/12/10 10:11 AM Re: Receptical Grounds up/down [Re: Rob]
Gregtaylor Offline

Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 212
Loc: Boise, Idaho, USA
This again? There is no code. Either way is acceptable. It is a matter of local custom/personal preference.

#192410 - 02/12/10 11:04 AM Re: Receptical Grounds up/down [Re: Gregtaylor]
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Registered: 10/19/00
Posts: 2724
Loc: Anaheim, CA. USA

As Greg explained, there is no NEC compliance issue for Receptacle orientation, per Residential installations.

The orientation is personal preference (Ground Pin Up or Down);
*** Provided...
The Project Manual / Specifications on Plans require Receptacle Ground Pins to be at a certain orientation.
This would make the requirement a Design-Issue, not a Code Compliance issue.

I think there may be requirements in Hospital installs, which Ground Pin orientation has relevance to a given Code... but since I do not have much Hospital experience, I could not vouch for accuracy!
Members with more Hospital experience should verify this claim.


Edited by Scott35 (02/12/10 11:07 AM)
Edit Reason: fix punctuation
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#192421 - 02/12/10 07:47 PM Re: Receptical Grounds up/down [Re: Scott35]
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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
I'm going to lock this thread.

The question's been answered adequately.


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