It has been a long time since I have been on here looks like I have missed some good stuff. I have a guestion about 120v outlets being installed with the ground at the top not the bottom. Where in code does it say that the ground will be at the top. I have not been able to find it. Thanks for any help that I get.
back when i was an apprentice my 3rd year teacher said the reason the government went to ground up was that the army secretaries when pluging things in at their desks would have their dog tags fallout and (at least once) had the tag land between the hot and neutral. hence the change to grounds up. believe it or not!
Re: outlets#37562 04/30/0408:11 AM04/30/0408:11 AM
Here in Europe with unpolarized Schuko outlets we got almost the same question with "hot left or right". The result of the endless discussion was that there isn't any code reference Some people recommended putting the hot up on vertically mounted sockets, because if the house were ever flooded the water line would reach the neutral first As if those 19mm would make any difference...