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Closet Receptacles #169499
10/06/07 11:29 AM
10/06/07 11:29 AM
CRM  Offline OP
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 74
Alberta Canada
Does anybody know in the code book, where it says if receptacles are allowed in closets. A home owner wants a receptacle in the walk in closet of a bedroom. He also wants a receptacle in a small pantry in the kitchen, to plug in a dust buster. Code refrences would be helpfull, thanks for any help.

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Re: Closet Receptacles [Re: CRM] #169503
10/06/07 01:35 PM
10/06/07 01:35 PM
dougwells  Offline

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kamloops BC Canada
CRM check your PM the section was too lengthy to post here.

Re: Closet Receptacles [Re: dougwells] #169517
10/06/07 09:59 PM
10/06/07 09:59 PM
CRM  Offline OP
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 74
Alberta Canada
Doug, thanks for posting the information. The code doesn't actually say if receptacles are allowed in closets or not. The code says receptacles aren't allowed in cabinets. So I'm still not sure about receptacles in closets.

Re: Closet Receptacles [Re: CRM] #169522
10/07/07 10:06 AM
10/07/07 10:06 AM
PE&Master  Offline
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 138
It is very common to find receptacles both in closets and in cabinets.

Master bedroom closets often have the security system panel that need power and sometimes even the GFCI for the jacuzzi tub.

Under counter microwaves (above the stove) are almost always plugged into a receptacle in the cabinet above it.

What article doesn't allow receptacles in cabinets?

Last edited by PE&Master; 10/07/07 10:06 AM. Reason: typo
Re: Closet Receptacles [Re: PE&Master] #169526
10/07/07 11:42 AM
10/07/07 11:42 AM
Sixer  Offline
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 265
It's a Canadian Code rule. There are some exceptions to the receptacles in cabinets rule in 26-710 (i), (j) and (k).

As for receptacles in closets, I haven't found a rule that forbids it. We usually install one in walk-in closets for dustbusters, etc.


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