Go Back  DoItYourself.com Community Forums > Electrical, AC & DC. Electronic Equipment and Computers > Electrical - AC & DC
Reload this Page >

12' distance between outlets - true distance or wall distance?

12' distance between outlets - true distance or wall distance?

Reply

  #1  
Old 09-07-07, 02:57 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 184
12' distance between outlets - true distance or wall distance?

So, I have two outlets that are 12' apart if you measured directly between them. However, they are on different walls, and if you measured along the wall, the distance is further than 12'.

If I'm adding outlets to the room anyway, should I add one here? I don't need one here but I don't want the electrical to not follow code.

Thanks,
Chris
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 09-07-07, 03:29 PM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Near Lansing, Michigan
Posts: 10,533
The distance is measured along the base of the wall.
 
  #3  
Old 09-07-07, 04:08 PM
Speedy Petey's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 2,455
And you'd be surprised how broad the definition of wall is.
For instance, the fixed portion of a sliding glass door is wall space. As is a railing, such as in the case of a balcony.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes