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Question On Floor Mounted Receptacles In Dwelling? #171968
12/09/07 08:55 PM
12/09/07 08:55 PM
HERMIT  Offline OP
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Joined: Dec 2007
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Hello--I am new to the forum and have a question.
I was in a discussion on installing floor mounted receptacles in a home. I have never run across this myself but thought it was against code in Ontario.
Does anyone know for sure and where I'd come across the rule in a Codebook? Thanks.
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Re: Question On Floor Mounted Receptacles In Dwelling? [Re: HERMIT] #171973
12/09/07 09:25 PM
12/09/07 09:25 PM
wire_twister  Offline
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 265
Georgia USA

First welcome to the forum. I cant tell you where to find it in your code( i am from US), but I can tell you that there was a recall on those floor boxes in the US because the hot and neutural wires were put on the wrong side of the receptacle. Be sure to check polarity before, if, you install any of them


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Re: Question On Floor Mounted Receptacles In Dwelling? [Re: wire_twister] #171985
12/10/07 10:08 AM
12/10/07 10:08 AM
Rick Kelly  Offline
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 60
Iqaluit, NU, Canada
While not sure about the Ontario Code, the CEC allows them as long as they are installed in an approved box designed to protect the receptacle from water and dust penetration.

The CEC rule is 26-700(5).


Re: Question On Floor Mounted Receptacles In Dwelling? [Re: HERMIT] #172000
12/10/07 07:15 PM
12/10/07 07:15 PM
Sandro  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 444
Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
Here in Ontario, we install dozens of floor plugs in the custom homes we do. We use the Pass and Seymour kits. Click on their website and type "floor box" on their search engine.

Re: Question On Floor Mounted Receptacles In Dwelling? [Re: Sandro] #172035
12/11/07 01:37 PM
12/11/07 01:37 PM
mikesh  Offline
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 613
Victoria, BC, Canada
See 26-700(5) It states that boxes in floors must be floor boxes.


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