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can a power outlet be right under a window? asking because of the possibility of window leaking.

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It's done all the time.
I do it so the lady can put there Christmas candles in the windows.
 
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I don't mean to sound harsh, but what does a potentially leaking window have to do with electrical installations. Think about it before responding.
 

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6/12?

The 6/12 rule still applies though.[/quote]

Pardon my ignorance, but what does 6/12 mean :huh:? I have an older home (built in 1954). Some of the electrical has been updated, some not. I've been toying with the idea of replacing all the old with new. (The older lines are black and only have two wires; new is white with 3 wires) Any extented understanding of the Electrical Jargon would help! Thanks!!

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For most residential rooms, no spot on the wall may be more than 6 feet along the wall from an outlet, disregarding open space from doors. Thus outlets can be spaced no more than 12 feet apart.
 

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For most residential rooms, no spot on the wall may be more than 6 feet along the wall from an outlet, disregarding open space from doors. Thus outlets can be spaced no more than 12 feet apart.
So, outlets need to be no more than 6 feet apart? (Unless there is a door..) Would that be correct? :huh:
 

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Not quite, outlets can be no more than 12 feet apart. The idea is you should be able to put a lamp with a 6 foot cord anywhere along the wall and reach an outlet (unless you hit a door).
 

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Just remember, the 6/12 rule is the MINIMUM number of outlets required. I always add more - you can never have too many outlets.
 
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