setting up location for outlets question

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setting up location for outlets question

So what i know is that you need an outlet every 12 feet and every 6 feet from a door or opening. unless the wall is less than 2 feet

question is do i measure and treat each wall as its own? or are they considered continuous if they bud up again one another?

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i have a corner 90 degree. one wall on the corner is 11 feet the other is next to a door and is 2.5 feet.

If i place one outlet on the 11 foot wall about 3 feet from the 90 corner does that meet the requirement for both walls? i have less than 12 feet without a outlet and its within 6 feet of the opening to the outside on the short wall?

Or is the 11 foot wall its own and needs a plug, and the 2.5 foot wall is its own and needs a plug?

Thanks for the help you guys are great!
 
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Old 06-01-12, 06:21 PM
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Start at the door and within six feet place a receptacle. Measure from that receptacle around the corner twelve feet and place another receptacle. Continue on all around the room. The goal is that nowhere along the wall will you be any further than six feet from a receptacle.
 
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Thanks that helps a lot!

One other question.

What does my electrical need to look like for the first inspection? Am i to put in switches and outlets? Do i even have bar wires showing?
 
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See your other post. Try not to duplicate questions.
 
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Old 06-02-12, 05:20 AM
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Also those graphics only show the minimums. You can add more, but cannot install less.

Think about different furniture layouts. Add receptacles on both sides of the headboard instead of in the middle of it etc.
 
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