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Is there a Code requirement that addresses whether the ground is up or down on 125-volt, 15- and 20-ampere receptacles? There are many here that are passionate about this. Some say ground up, some say ground down. What say you and the NEC?
Ah yes, the old ground up or ground down the issue. We do still continue to get this question occasionally. You're so right when you say "many are passionate about this." The answer is simple. No, the NEC does not provide any required orientation for such receptacles. The ground can be up or down or sideways. If history repeats itself, watch the firestorm this creates...LOL!
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