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Can you help settle a dispute we are having at our office about the Code. Is the ground on a 125-volt, 15-ampere receptacle supposed to be up or down when installed? Some are saying the Code requires the ground up? Interested in your thoughts.
Hi Benny, thanks for the question.
Wow...we have addressed this question multiple times on the CQD and the answer always is the same and there are usually many follow up comments that try to justify one orientation over another. The NEC has no specific orientation requirement for such receptacles relative the ground connection (contact). It can be up or down and not violate the Code.
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