According to 210.52
... oReceptacles shall be installed so that no point measured horizontally along the floor line
in any wall space is more than 6 feet from a receptacle outlet
- Wall space is defined as:
Any space 2 feet or more in width ...
I see it said all over (the 'net) that a plug must be placed in any wall 2' or more in length. In my reading of the code, that is somewhat of a misnomer. I read it to mean that any wall 2' or more in length, is considered wall space.
So, if one had an alcove consisting of three 24" walls (something like |_|), only one outlet would be required within that spacing as long as there was a outlet within 12' of that location. Otherwise it would be quite odd (in my estimation) to have three outlets crammed in this small space.
Am I correct in my understanding?
Hopefully this is clearer than mud.