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Old 02-24-2010, 05:01 PM   #1
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Electric Symbol for Unusual Outlets

Trying to put together an Electrical Plan for my Building Permit.

Simple internet searches have easily turned up ways to represent duplex recepticals, switched recepticals, wall mounted lights, ceiling mounted lights, recessed lights, and even floor mounted recepticals.

But what I haven't found is any typical way to represent recepticals that are mounted in the ceiling or unusually high on a wall. A typical example would be a receptical for a garage door opener. I've also got several shop-lights that plug into switched outlets, and some dedicated appliance outlets mounted at unusually high spots on a wall.

Is there any standard ways of representing these unusual outlets on an Electrical Plan?
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Maybe you can show the symbol with a small arrow and notation AFF which means Above Finished Floor.
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If it's a duplex the symbol is the same. You need to note the special location.
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SULTINI and joed are correct - whenever I see plans with receptacles in this sort of application there is usually an asterisk or other note next to the duplex, such as a subscript letter.

You can also put a single keyed note on the electrical drawing at each of these receptacles (assuming there aren't too many).
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If you going with standard dupex receptale format all you have to add a asterisk next to it that is very common we do that with dupexs ditto with GFCI recetales.

But for any other specal oddball items like singleplex there is a symbol for it but for nonstandard format it will have circule pattern with delta shape inside of the circile and make a note next to it.

For the height wise just mark AFF { Above Finsh Floor } or BCL { below ceiling line } in either Inches or mm format depending on how you mesure it.


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