ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Potseal 11
Recent Posts
600 KW 120/208 3 Phase Y protection
by SteveFehr. 07/23/17 09:46 AM
1913 American Electrician's Handbook
by gfretwell. 07/20/17 01:08 PM
Green House wiring
by ghost307. 07/20/17 09:10 AM
Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in
by HotLine1. 07/18/17 08:06 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
239,251 Are you busy
174,660 Re: Forum
167,082 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 65 guests, and 8 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#102204 - 08/18/05 06:18 PM receptacle in a closet  
jdevlin  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 402
welland ontario canada
What does the Ontario code say about receptacles in a closet?
At another site i frequent there is a discussion going about putting a receptacle in a closet used for storing tools. Th euser wants to be able to recharge his tools.

If you want to see the actual discoussion here is the link. http://www.selfhelpforums.com/showthread.php?p=22989#post22989

Thanks


Tools for Electricians:

#102205 - 08/19/05 05:40 PM Re: receptacle in a closet  
Tony Moscioni  Offline
Moderator
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 144
CANADA
26-702(16) * Receptacles in closets

Question #1: Are receptacles permitted in clothes or storage closets?

Answer #1: No

Rationale #1: Rule 26-702(3) Except as otherwise provided for in this Code.... receptacles shall be installed ....... in every room or area, OTHER THAN ....... closets.

Rule 26-702(16) Receptacles shall not be placed in a cupboard, cabinet, or similar enclosure ..... with exceptions as listed.

The intent is to prevent an appliance being plugged into a receptacle in a clothes or storage closet and the door being closed on the cord; or an appliance (possibly a heating appliance), being left on in a clothes or storage closet in the presence of flammable materials.

Question #2: Does the Code permit a receptacle to be placed in a closet that is being converted to a computer workstation or an entertainment center?

Answer #2: Yes.

Rationale #2: Rule 26-702(16) Receptacles shall not be placed in a cupboard, cabinet, or similar enclosure except where ... (b) they are intended for use with a specific type of appliance that is intended for use within the enclosure.

This rule would permit installation of a receptacle(s) for the supply of specific appliances (computer, entertainment equipment, etc) which are located within an enclosure provided the closet is converted into a home office work station or entertainment center and any clothes hanger bars and linen shelves are removed.

Websters defines a closet as a small room or cupboard for clothes, household supplies, linens, etc. The space would no longer comply with this definition provided any clothes hanger bars and linen shelves are removed.

Tony Moscioni
Electrical Inspector
Electrical Safety Authority


#102206 - 08/19/05 05:52 PM Re: receptacle in a closet  
jdevlin  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 402
welland ontario canada
Thank you for taking the time.

[This message has been edited by jdevlin (edited 08-19-2005).]



Member Spotlight
Grover
Grover
Sebago, ME, USA
Posts: 109
Joined: January 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.008s Queries: 14 (0.001s) Memory: 0.7522 MB (Peak: 0.8767 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-07-23 16:52:45 UTC