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Old 10-03-2009, 10:37 PM   #1
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I just finished demolishing my basement which now has two dangling outlets. I could not cut the power to modify as the lights would go off, so I cut the wood around for now and I'll redo them in daylight. Instead of leaving them dangle I'm thinking of just putting them in the joists above. May come in handy for various things like the shop vac, fan or the dehumidifier (with an extension cord). Anything wrong with doing this? It's either that or two junction boxes, that same wire feeds a room so I can't just remove the circuit completely. When I do redo the basement it will be drop ceiling so I will either keep them or replace with jboxes, and they'll be accessible.

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Nothing wrong with ceiling mounted receptacles.

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Old 10-03-2009, 10:43 PM   #3
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I have 2 outlets in my unfinished basement, 1 in the ceiling, the other very close
All of my basement outlets are up high
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Good to know, that's what I'll do. I have an insect ecosystem going on inside one of the outlet boxes so I'll clean those out at the same time.
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Thats a good looking space you have there. Looks real dry. Perfect! What are you doing in this new room?
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For now I just want to paint the floors and maybe even the wall to make it look half decent, and just clean it up. Eventually when I have more money I want to make a home theatre setup there and a nice washroom in the other section.

I'm hoping to do the server room some time after Christmas though and at the same time I'll redo the stairs so they are slightly less steep. I'll have to play with it in autocad to see if it's worth redoing them or not. I can't move them too much without affecting head room (and code).
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I like the big window, my basement has 2 tiny windows & a 3rd in the small "toolroom"
I've thought of putting a 4th window in that will face South
But too much junk in our basement to use it
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I have see alot of older homes have ceiling mounted recetaples and that is not useally a issue with semi low ceiling but with new home construction it not really super common unless the owner of that place request it.

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I like the big window, my basement has 2 tiny windows & a 3rd in the small "toolroom"
I've thought of putting a 4th window in that will face South
But too much junk in our basement to use it
That window came very handy since I just throw all the junk outside through it instead of walking through the new kitchen. All my windows are actually pretty big, which is really nice.
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Nothing wrong with putting receptacles in the ceiling but they would not be counted as serving the wall space to meet the minimum spacing requirements in finished space.
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Nothing wrong with putting receptacles in the ceiling but they would not be counted as serving the wall space to meet the minimum spacing requirements in finished space.
Good to know, I'll keep this in mind when I add insulation/walls. I'll probably put quite a few outlets spread across several circuits anyway. More is better then too little.
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I found in 210.52 that a floor outlet counts as spacing for wall outlets if it is within 18" of the wall
But I didn't find anything (yet) that states a ceiling outlet does or does not count
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I found in 210.52 that a floor outlet counts as spacing for wall outlets if it is within 18" of the wall
But I didn't find anything (yet) that states a ceiling outlet does or does not count

Dave .,

The ceiling receptale useally not counted for the receptale requirement unless you snag into commercal side they have few specail rules to deal with it what the resdentail do not have this at all.

Yes the floor receptale do count if under half meter { 18 inches } from the wall but if you put it in centre of the room then it will NOT count at all.

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