I believe you can still get non-grounding outlets for use as replacements to existing outlets where no ground exists.
The opening post was to point out that grounds should always be installed up.
The company I work for has a ground or neutral up policy that I am happy to comply with, I just do not want to see a code rule for this.
I would say that since these are refered to as U-ground recept. that the ground by configuration terminology is intended to be down.
U Ground is referring to the shape of the ground pin and slot.
Going by this the grounds should be up
Look at the ground slot in the clock outlet above, the "U" is upside down.
You are 100% right it will be augured till the end of time.
My vote goes for personal choice by the customers paying us to do the work.
[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 10-29-2003).]