Can I eliminate one outlet and just move the other??

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Old 03-29-17, 06:35 PM
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Question Can I eliminate one outlet and just move the other??

I was just doing some measuring to see if I could eliminate the need by code for two receptacles along this single wall. having a outlet under the sconce is just going to look cluttered and dumb. I would like to just have one single box right under the soffit.

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Old 03-29-17, 06:43 PM
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Article 210.52 (A) (1) of the NEC states that “A receptacle must be installed in every kitchen, family room, dining room, living room, den, bedroom or recreation room so that no point along the wall space will be more than 6 feet from a receptacle outlet.

That means that 12' of space won't fly. You need one within 6' of the door.

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Not sure if this matters but that isn't a door you see on the right. It is a going to be a builtin shelf that has an outlet.
 
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Then you don't need one within that 12' indicated area.

(in today's day and age.... extra receptacles are usually welcomed)
 
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So I should be good with just one under the soffit? Does the 8 ft area need one on the other connecting wall ( far left back wall) 4 ft from the corner?

I realize more is usually better but in this case I have a wide open floor plan so I have more than enough.
 
 

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