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#192406 02/12/10 12:52 PM
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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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This again? There is no code. Either way is acceptable. It is a matter of local custom/personal preference.

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Rob,

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.

Scott

Last edited by Scott35; 02/12/10 03:07 PM. Reason: fix punctuation

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I'm going to lock this thread.

The question's been answered adequately.



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