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#167161 - 08/07/07 11:57 AM Receptacles that Face Up  
renosteinke  Offline
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Any thoughts? As best I can tell, this is 'legal.'


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#167162 - 08/07/07 12:04 PM Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: renosteinke]  
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This appears to be a specialized product and matching receptacle. I'd rather see some sort of locking receptacle (either a standard configuration or a custom design).

What's wrong with a couple of AA batteries and an efficient LED? Use several LEDs with a simple control circuit to provide a fake flicker effect. This product seems like a "solution looking for a problem."


#167163 - 08/07/07 12:06 PM Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: renosteinke]  
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26-710(c) prevents receptacles facing up in work surfaces of counters in kitchens and dining areas. Other than that this is ok by the Canadian Electrical code


#167164 - 08/07/07 12:51 PM Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: renosteinke]  
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I love decorative ways to waste electricity. Who makes it?

RSlater,
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#167165 - 08/07/07 12:56 PM Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: mikesh]  
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NEC 406.4(e) prohibiting face-up receptacles doesn't apply to this location, so it's legal.


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#167169 - 08/07/07 02:37 PM Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: ghost307]  
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Well, finding a receptacle to plug the vacuum cleaner or air conditioner in is now easier in the off-season... laugh

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#167227 - 08/08/07 12:46 PM Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: wa2ise]  
Alan Nadon  Offline
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I have seen receptacles on top of the knwell (sp) post on a bannister that were face up to hold the stair light. I think they were popular in about 1920.
I always see the receptacle , but have yet to find one of the fixtures.


Alan--
If it was easy, anyone could do it.

#167236 - 08/08/07 01:42 PM Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: Alan Nadon]  
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They're freestanding atop the post to light the stairway; and they can be ridiculously expensive.

http://www.vintagehardware.com/catalog/home.php?cat=115


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#167255 - 08/08/07 08:40 PM Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: ghost307]  
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Thats a neat idea I will give them that BUT if my eyes are not mistaking me, that receptacle is flush and on a window ledge? I can see someone placing a houseplant up there and overwatering (overflowing) the plant... You guessed it the receptacle is going to double as a drain!
A.D


#167258 - 08/08/07 08:55 PM Re: Receptacles that Face Up [Re: Rewired]  
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Rewired, I was waiting for someone to bring that up....

The receptacle is UL listed, as long as it's not a 'wet' location. This got me wondering .... windows open, and you don't always remember to close them .... is a windosill a 'wet' location?

And, BTW, that is a 'standard' receptacle, rated for 15a/125v.

Last, but not least ... assume a kitchen window, above/behind the sink, with these receptacles controlled with a light switch. Perhaps I am wrong, but these would not be required to be GFCI protected, as a) it's not a laundry sink and b) it's not one of the countertop small appliance circuits.

Comments?

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