Outlet Spacing

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum discussion & Blog' started by Yankee1423, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Yankee1423

    Yankee1423 New Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    I'm drawing up my electric plan for a basement finish and came ran into a spot where I may have electrical outlet overkill. This all goes back to the rule requiring outlets on any wall 2' or more. As you can see in the diagram, I have a closet in the bedroom where the walls are all right around 25" or so. Am I going to need outlets on each wall marked 25"? That seems to be a little much to me.

  2. jwelectric

    jwelectric Electrical Contractor/Instructor

    Jun 14, 2007
    North Carolina
    What I see is one wall that is 50.5 inches from the door to the closet. This area would require one receptacle.
    From the closet to the door is one wall where a receptacle would be required within six feet of the door and 12 feet on center thereafter. This would be the minimum but if my heart desired I could put one in every stud bay,

    What I don’t see is a 25 inch or an 8 inch wall anywhere in your drawing.
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  4. BhamRuss

    BhamRuss New Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Birmingham, Michigan
    You need to review the wording of the applicable code. The codes I'm familiar with allow the spacing to turn corners. (Walls aren't defined as corner to corner, but rather by interruptions such as doorways, fireplaces, etc.)
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