The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!


2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Recent Posts
Parking lot pole light swap....
by gfretwell
10/24/16 08:46 PM
International Wire Colour Codes
by Tjia1981
10/23/16 12:08 PM
Son of Sparky
by HotLine1
10/20/16 07:43 PM
Speaking of Plugmold ...
by gfretwell
10/17/16 02:37 PM
Broken battery charger? Check for cobwebs!
by gfretwell
10/17/16 02:30 PM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm˛ flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
gfretwell 14
ghost307 7
HotLine1 7
renosteinke 6
Potseal 4
Who's Online
0 registered (), 54 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#89310 - 09/09/04 04:24 PM required receptacles in comm. locations
rizer Offline

Registered: 01/03/04
Posts: 90
Loc: bradenton ,fl.,usa
i was told at work that there is a new code which requires a receptacle every 8' of unbroken wall space. can anyone help me here. i've been working indust. electrical maintenace and do not work on commercial install's anymore. thank you

2014 / 2011 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
#89311 - 09/11/04 12:17 AM Re: required receptacles in comm. locations
e57 Offline

Registered: 05/27/03
Posts: 2837
Loc: S.F.,CA USA
Not that I have heard of....
Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#89312 - 09/11/04 06:13 PM Re: required receptacles in comm. locations
Tom Offline

Registered: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069
Loc: Shinnston, WV USA
As far as I know, there is no requirement for receptacle outlets at all, based on wall space.


Just for grins, lets see if we can determine the minimum number of receptacles required (2002 NEC) for a commercial building of 1000 sf. It has an air conditioning condensor at grade ourtside, nothing on the roof, one unisex restroom, one gas forced air furnace and no cord & plug connected utilization equipment. Base your estimate on this info only.

i haven't looked anyting up, but I'll open with a guess of 2 receptacles for this building.

What say you?


[This message has been edited by Tom (edited 09-11-2004).]
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.


ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals