Receptacle required in closet?


Old 11-22-15, 11:48 AM
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Receptacle required in closet?

Does the wall space inside a bedroom closet (not a walk-in, but about 18" deep by 5' wide with bi-fold doors) count as "usable wall space" per NEC 210.52, for the purpose of requiring a receptacle? Thanks!
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Old 11-22-15, 12:06 PM
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Nope, closets are not part of usable wall space. It's considered a doorway, so you need a receptacle within 6' of each side of the door.
Old 11-22-15, 12:09 PM
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Great, thanks!

Just out of curiosity, does it change if we're talking about a walk-in type closet?
Old 11-22-15, 12:42 PM
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The commonly called 6/12 rule applies to habitable rooms, not closets. Receptacles in a closet are not prohibited, but not required.

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