outlets under windows

Old 10-21-04, 03:34 PM
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outlets under windows

What (if any) codes dictate installing outlets under windows in residential? I am wiring a large new living / dining room with a lot of double and triple windows. Can I install receptacles under the windows? Thanks!
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Yes, you can install receptacles under windows.
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There are 2 rules that I can think of that affect this.
1. You can't install receptacles over electric heater. So if you have electric baseboards you need find some place else like the floor.
2. You need a receptacle so tha no place along the wall is more than 6 feet from a receptacle. So if the spacing is far apart you may extra receptacles to fill htis rule.
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Just to add to your thoughts.
You can even install them in the floor. If they are within 18" of the wall they can count towards the required receptacles.
I have had to do this in several houses with large, low windows.
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I've even had to install plugs sideways under windows in the baseboard molding itself.

Code didn't require it (there was only 4-6" below the window) but they were spec'ed by the builder, so they went in.

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