ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
dsk 13
Admin 4
Recent Posts
electircal ageing test on IPC
by SIAME. 08/15/17 02:43 AM
electrical aging test on IPC
by gfretwell. 08/15/17 12:27 AM
Bathroom electrical
by gfretwell. 08/14/17 02:05 AM
"Line level" audio on Cat 5?
by gfretwell. 08/08/17 10:39 PM
Fire alarm phone lines and color coding
by gfretwell. 08/08/17 10:26 PM
New in the Gallery:
Housebilding DIY wiring
Popular Topics(Views)
239,915 Are you busy
175,488 Re: Forum
167,768 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 63 guests, and 11 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#98004 - 04/25/06 11:09 PM electrical outlets  
pencil1985  Offline
Junior Member
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 1
I was wondering what the average distance between electrical outlets in a home are. In a room what is there an optimal distance between outlets? I'm a student and doing a study for the Rhode Island School of Design and would appreciate any help. I have done some research already and found some information suggesting that there should be no points along the floor that is more than 6ft from an outlet. Is that at all correct? Thank you.


2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides

#98005 - 04/25/06 11:42 PM Re: electrical outlets  
scameron81  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 75
Healdsburg, ca, USA
Every 12' along a wall. An outlet is required on any wall over 2' long. On kitchen counter tops they are required every 4' on any kitchen counter top longer than 1'. This is only the minimum requirement, you can put one on every stud if you want to.


#98006 - 04/26/06 12:12 AM Re: electrical outlets  
gfretwell  Offline


Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,103
Estero,Fl,usa
If you are really looking at "design" you pretty much have to visualize various furniture placements. Figure out where the tables or other places where lamps and equipment will be and making sure you have power there. The "6 foot" rule is just what the code requires.


Greg Fretwell


Member Spotlight
Joe Tedesco
Joe Tedesco
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Posts: 2,749
Joined: October 2000
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.014s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7521 MB (Peak: 0.8756 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-08-18 22:08:12 UTC