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Old 03-09-14, 03:10 PM
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Hi everyone!

I want to know what is the minimum distance between two receptacles outlets in the same wall?

Someone know what the electrical code said about that? And what it is the reason for that?

I live in Toronto.Ontario.Canada

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Old 03-09-14, 03:17 PM
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There is no minimum distance. The maximum distance is 12 feet for the US NEC. I believe Canada's electrical code is the same.

The reason is that general purpose items, such as lamps and TV's, will only have a 6' cord. So if you place them in the middle between the two outlets, they will still be able to reach an outlet without the use of an extension cord. Extension cords are only for temporary use.
 
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Old 03-09-14, 07:21 PM
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I want to know what is the minimum distance between two receptacles outlets in the same wall?
Probably about 3/4" to 1"; whatever the space is between 2 receptacles in a 2-gang box.
 
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