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Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Duplex outlets in residential Bedrooms : any wall over 2' requires duplex What if they 2'-6" wall is totally covered up by 2'-8" door swing ( pocket door frame in way of duplex)  

Robert Gaskill


Hey Robert thanks for your question. The wall space requiring a receptacle outlet is actually 2 feet or more in width as stated in 210.52(A)(2)(1). A receptacle outlet is required even if it is behind a door. A pocket door typically slides into a cavity or compartment in the wall, if you mean that there is not enough depth for the outlet box then one can be surface mounted or a floor receptacle can be installed as stated in 210.52(A)(3).

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