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Old 08-12-2012, 08:54 AM   #1
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i am rewiring a bedroom. the wall with the window is 10'ish. on the right side of the window = between window and corner, will be an outlet.
the left side of the window. there is a closet door, on the left wall, that opens to be flush with the window wall. so no furniture can be put there. should i put an outlet there anyway ?

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i am rewiring a bedroom. the wall with the window is 10'ish. on the right side of the window = between window and corner, will be an outlet.
the left side of the window. there is a closet door, on the left wall, that opens to be flush with the window wall. so no furniture can be put there. should i put an outlet there anyway ?
If the wall space is 24" or larger. It is required.

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By code you need a receptacle within 6' from that door.
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ok, i will put one there. be not much could be plugged in there. except a vacuum cleaner or something. but no matter, i will put one there. but why would an outlet be required by a closet door ?

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You need an outlet on any wallspace greater than 24". You need a receptacle 6' from any break in the wall and 12' after that. Its code. As to why? It takes the guessing out of it.
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ok, i will put one there. be not much could be plugged in there. except a vacuum cleaner or something. but no matter, i will put one there. but why would an outlet be required by a closet door ?

thanx
It's actually the perfect spot for a general purpose receptacle, you know it won't get buried by furniture.
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ok, thanx. consider it done.

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