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Old 07-16-2014, 06:25 PM   #16
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120V Receptacle ground, up or down?


As a rule I like ground down, but no code guidance for which is correct or preferred. I tend to see ground up only in commercial.

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Normally ground down but it depends on the device being plugged in. last week I installed one for a fridge ground down and one for a portable AC ground up. It was done that way so cords of the devices would hang properly when plugged in. It should be a rule for manufacturers to make their angle plugs all point the same way.
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What ever floats your boat.

Another personal preference, if I put ground up I tape them, ground down no tape
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Another personal preference, if I put ground up I tape them, ground down no tape
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Why would someone start a poll on this?
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Why would someone start a poll on this?

Ok I'll bite even though I find this to be a response only a troll would post as it serves no purpose other than to insult someone.

It's something obviously based on opinions. I wanted to see what everyone's opinion on the subject was.
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I installed my very first ground up outlet and found that I slept just fine the following night. I think I will switch over for good unless an angle plug dictates otherwise. The only reason for the switch is that I like how the longer ground prong holds the top in and cord weight keeps the other prongs seated better instead of trying to pull them out.
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An electrician once told me they recommend ground up because if a plug is not plugged in all the way and something metal falls on the two exposed prongs, it could cause a nasty short, but if the ground plus is on top it would prevent that from happening. Yeah, I know, that's a lot of coincidences to happen...just sharing what he told me!
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I always thought that they put em upside down so
the electrons don't leak out of the bottom hole ?

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Years back I was turned down on inspection because the ground was on top, I got into it with the inspector, he won. I was told electrical and plumbing were just the opposite of each other, plumbing hot on left, cold on right, electrical hot on right, cold (Common) on left, if the ground was up that wouldn't apply. Hey, what do I know, I am an ole nail whooper.
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The question is idle enough to invite humor, so here's my attempt.

"I like my outlets the way I like my coffee -- ground up".
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This is how I solved the problem in my garage

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"I like my outlets the way I like my tree stumps -- ground down".
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This is how I solved the problem in my garage


I've considered this my self as well due to right angle plugs apparently coming both ways.

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