02:30AM | 01/05/04
Member Since: 02/20/03
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Just moved into our house. It was built in 1982 and I have noticed that the plugs are installed with the ground up at 12 o'clock. In our old place they were at 6 o'clock position. Anyone know why? Should I flip em?


06:46PM | 01/06/04
Member Since: 05/11/03
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Bill, K2 is right (and I am an electrician). Mr. Electric


05:28PM | 01/08/04
Member Since: 01/07/04
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As a courtesy, I like to install switched outlets upside down, with the switched leg undernieth. Kinds of a flag for the next guy that can't figure out which is the switched outlet.


06:44PM | 04/15/04
Member Since: 04/14/04
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But to answer your question. There is no code requirement for the orientation of the receptacle and you will find that the electrician or the home owner usually place it the way they like it.

I asked the same question.

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