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Old 10-22-2012, 08:34 PM   #1
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what is the rule when placing outlets close to windows ? i have a window, that is about 30" from a corner. and around that corner is another window about 35".
i need to place an outlet on each wall, between the windows and corner. but this could put the outlets very close to the corner and each other.

what should i do ?

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Within 6' of a doorway, and no more than 12' between receptacles.

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I've been putting them under every window. The ladys love it so they can plug in there Chrismas lights that sit on the window stools.
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You can add the receptacles where you want them. As long as there is no more than 12' between them you are good.
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I've been putting them under every window. The ladys love it so they can plug in there Chrismas lights that sit on the window stools.
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wow. i read on here that they should not go under windows.

i am putting in enough that any device would not need an extension cord.
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wow. i read on here that they should not go under windows.

i am putting in enough that any device would not need an extension cord.
Excellent idea!
I did the same thing.
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wow. i read on here that they should not go under windows.
If you did it was absolutely wrong.


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i am putting in enough that any device would not need an extension cord.
Code minimum should even satisfy this requirement.
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wow. i read on here that they should not go under windows.
I don't know where you read that they should not go under windows. They should not go over electric baseboards, there is no issue under windows.

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i am putting in enough that any device would not need an extension cord.
That is the reason for code requiring them within 6 feet of doors and every 12 feet minimum. Since most devices have a 6 foot cord if you put in the center of the 12 foot spacing it will be 6 feet from a receptacle. But that is minimum. You add as many more as like. Every foot if you like.
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Yeah....this is a DIY forum...sometimes you just have to wade through all of the bull to get the correct answer.
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Yeah....this is a DIY forum...sometimes you just have to wade through all of the bull to get the correct answer.
One problem here is people confuse post count with actual experience and knowledge. We have a good group of professional electricians here. Check profiles and make sure they are qualified. No profile probabely means no qualifications. Buyer beware!!
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One problem here is people confuse post count with actual experience and knowledge. We have a good group of professional electricians here. Check profiles and make sure they are qualified. No profile probabely means no qualifications. Buyer beware!!
Naw....that would never happen here......and I would never post just to pad my count.....nope, not me...
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Naw....that would never happen here......and I would never post just to pad my count.....nope, not me...
Neither would I. Hehe
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ok, thanx, guys
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Under windows and between closely-spaced doors are the best places for an outlet that you want to be impossible to be blocked with furniture.

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