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Things have not been going my way lately. Today at my job i noticed in one of the bedrooms that the one receptacle looked a little farther then 12 feet. Sure enough it was!! I thought it was just one room but every master bedroom in the 8 suites on the second floor is like that. My fault to. Some days being a journeyman and running a job sucks and i feel like im going behind then ahead as a journeyman.
 

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How much further? Inches or feet? (Sorry, meant Centimeters or Meters)

Secondly, did your inspector pass the rough inspection?

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I wouldn't sweat it a whole lot... Just remind your inspector that he/she did pass the rough and you didn't intentionally make that mistake (if they even notice it on the final).

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I once spaced out receptacles 12' to the dot in a tract house. The buyer got cute and added hihats himself w/ a friend and decided to respace my work. I wonder what went thru his mind when I got the place finished and they were spaced back at 12' on the money, wires pulled tight. Should have slipped me a $100 bill. oh well.
 

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Things have not been going my way lately. Today at my job i noticed in one of the bedrooms that the one receptacle looked a little farther then 12 feet. Sure enough it was!! I thought it was just one room but every master bedroom in the 8 suites on the second floor is like that. My fault to. Some days being a journeyman and running a job sucks and i feel like im going behind then ahead as a journeyman.
It happens. As long as you learn from your mistakes and move on.
 

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Where did you get 12ft from anyway? isn't the rule 1.8m from any point on the wall to the nearest receptacle (or 8ft between)?

12 is the max number of outlets on a circuit.
 

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Where did you get 12ft from anyway? isn't the rule 1.8m from any point on the wall to the nearest receptacle (or 8ft between)?

12 is the max number of outlets on a circuit.
Perhaps he was using the NEC instead of the CEC? :blink:

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Where did you get 12ft from anyway? isn't the rule 1.8m from any point on the wall to the nearest receptacle (or 8ft between)?

12 is the max number of outlets on a circuit.
LOL...don't make us look dumb (whether trolling or serious), we put up with enough flak already :whistling2:

PS for those who don't know the superior metric system, 2 x 1.8 metre = 11.81 feet
 

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PS for those who don't know the superior metric system, 2 x 1.8 metre = 11.81 feet
That sure seems really close to 12'. :)
 
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Where did you get 12ft from anyway? isn't the rule 1.8m from any point on the wall to the nearest receptacle (or 8ft between)?

12 is the max number of outlets on a circuit.
Nope..... okay someone else caught Frunk's bad metric conversion...
 

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Since when is there a max of receptacles on a circuit?
 

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Where did you get 12ft from anyway? isn't the rule 1.8m from any point on the wall to the nearest receptacle (or 8ft between)?

12 is the max number of outlets on a circuit.
Close. 1.8m= 5.9 feet. so the receptacle being in the middle, the maximum distance allowed it 12 feet. It stems from the 6 foot lamp cord being able to reach any point along a wall.;)

Correct on the maximum number of outlets. In the CEC 8-304 (1) :thumbup: although rule 8-304 (3) states: Where the connected load is known, the number of outlets shall be permitted to exceed 12, provided that the load current does not exceed 80% of the rating of the overcurrent device protecting the circuit.

(Now I wonder how many are going to go measure a lamp cord now.:laughing:
 

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FrunkSlammer said:
Since long time. No doubt.. thought something was wrong with that conversion.. I used 2.2 (kg to lb! lol)

Where does the NEC outline a maximum?
 
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