A receptacle is required within 6 feet of a door opening: Lets say you have a door swing covering one side of a wall (entry door), and on the other side, you have a closet with a door swing covering the opposite side of the wall. Fort he remainder--you have open air. What do you do now?
I think your statement about the homeowner overriding the NEC is ludacris (sp). If this was the case what would prevent them from saying they don't want any of the safeguards that the code requires? After all it is their life, maybe they don't want to play in the gene pool? What about the next person to buy the house? Wouldn't this allow the homeowner to overrule the AHJ?
I agree with Jim, at least in the states I work the homeowner can not "override" the code, here in MA if a homeowner wants to do their own work they are required to pull a permit, get inspections and follow the amended NEC just like a qualified person. Bob
[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 02-18-2003).]
Bob Badger Construction & Maintenance Electrician Massachusetts
The NEC cannot be "overridden" by the homeowner, builder etc. The NEC is the minimum required, and the 6-12" rule (and 24" min) are required receptacle locations in a resi job. (Excluding the "rehab" codes in states that have them)