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Receptacle in Closet #21537
02/04/03 11:27 PM
02/04/03 11:27 PM
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muxx  Offline OP
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Can you put a Receptacle in a small closet? If so, where can it be mounted in a closet.

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Re: Receptacle in Closet #21538
02/09/03 01:31 PM
02/09/03 01:31 PM
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tsolanto  Offline
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Long Island NY
I think its a bad idea if it is a clothes closet but I have never found an article to say you can't

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Re: Receptacle in Closet #21539
02/10/03 01:10 AM
02/10/03 01:10 AM
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frenchelectrican  Offline
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Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
ahh for recpetacale in the closet it is a bad idea due few reason
1) hard to get into the rep et plug with all the stuff there.
2) how often any one have one in small closet myself i never see one at all. only very large walk in closet
3) i did check the codes i can't find anything about not useing the rep. in the closest BUT french codes (that where i came from say not allow it in small cloest at all!
i am sure few other electrians will say the same answer what i just spoke above it

merci marc


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Re: Receptacle in Closet #21540
02/10/03 03:19 PM
02/10/03 03:19 PM
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Some folks around here have asked for 250V 20A receptacles in their closets, aparently for 1000W metal halides.

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Re: Receptacle in Closet #21541
02/10/03 05:52 PM
02/10/03 05:52 PM
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'66wv — There will always be regional variations, but way out west, 1kW luminaires in closets would most likely be for year-round, high-yield "herbal" {or "medicinal"} gardening.




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Re: Receptacle in Closet #21542
02/10/03 06:22 PM
02/10/03 06:22 PM
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ElectricAL  Offline
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Minneapolis, MN USA
[Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image] LOL


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Re: Receptacle in Closet #21543
02/10/03 06:29 PM
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ElectricAL  Offline
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Minneapolis, MN USA
Muxx,

In addition to '66's observation, there really are good reasons to put receptacles in closets, even a small one. With all the rechargeable batteries in the things we use, having an outlet for the "wall wart transformer" that keeps the cord from going thru the door, is at the top of my list.


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Re: Receptacle in Closet #21544
02/10/03 06:45 PM
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Electric Eagle  Offline
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Alpharetta, GA
We do it all the time in walk in closet for a variety of reasons, ironing board, towel warmer, battery charger. Small closets get them all the time also, primarily for the security system xfrmr. To the best of my knowledge there's nothing in the NEC that prohibits this. If there is, the inspectors in my area don't seem to know it either.

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Re: Receptacle in Closet #21545
02/10/03 07:33 PM
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lighthouse  Offline
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joe...you did it to me again [Linked Image] lol

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Re: Receptacle in Closet #21546
02/11/03 06:41 AM
02/11/03 06:41 AM
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tsolanto  Offline
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Long Island NY
Are you concerned about clothes coming in contact with the receptacles. What happens if the plug is not in all the way and clothes come in contact with it... Seems like a bad idea to me.

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