Receptacles in stairway wall


Old 01-12-07, 11:41 PM
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Question Receptacles in stairway wall

Is there any reason I'd need a receptacle in the walls to the sides of a stairway, heading downstairs? I'll most likely put one on the back wall at the top, as it'd be a convenient place, in the event I feel like vaccuuming .. but other than that, any need? I assume the 6' rule doesn't apply here?

I probably will sneak a few stairway lights along the side, though - they look like they'd be nice.

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Old 01-13-07, 12:52 AM
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I don't do residential work typically so others may correct me but I do not beloieve there is a requirement ot have receps in the stairway.

Actually I can make an arguement that doing so actually causes a safety hazard. Imagine having something plugged into a recep along the stairs and the trip hazard the cord would cause. Doesn;t sound like a good idea to me.
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No requirement for receptacles along the sides of a stairway.
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One reason some people put a receptacle on the stairway is for Christmas lights (if you're into that kind of thing). Other than that, I haven't figured out a reason why you'd want/need them. Vacuums always have long cords for that reason.
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