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    Could a duplex receptacle be considered one receptacle outlet but two receptacles?
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    Suppose some idiot puts his microwave on top of the refrigerator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    Could a duplex receptacle be considered one receptacle outlet but two receptacles?
    Usually, the box, not the device, is the outlet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom baker View Post
    Do you have a spec book you will give to the contractor?
    Is that question for me, Tom? If so, then my answer is "of course not." We have a contract with a GC who runs his own company. He started out as a plumber, and still has that license, so he will do the plumbing tasks himself. He has sub-contracted an electrician who has worked with him for a long time on many projects. There are two others who have done the demolition and surface-preparation for the new flooring. We are very impressed so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarryFine View Post
    Usually, the box, not the device, is the outlet.
    So then a duplex receptacle is two receptacles but only one outlet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    So then a duplex receptacle is two receptacles but only one outlet.
    Correct, or two receptacles IN one outlet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbiss View Post
    Suppose some idiot puts his microwave on top of the refrigerator?

    -Hal
    The inspector will have been long gone and everything will still work just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by augie47 View Post
    Have to read that a couple of times for it to sink in but makes sense (maybe because it supports my thoughts )
    It doesn't support your interpretation of the unamended NEC, since Massachusetts at least thought the amendment was required in order to force individual branch circuits to use simplex receptacles.

    Cheers, Wayne

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    I'll prefer to think they passed the ordinance to authenticate it
    At my age, I'm accustomed to restaurants asking me to pay in advance, but now my bank has started sending me their calendar one month at a time.

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    Where does it say that an individual branch circuit can supply only one receptacle or one outlet? The definition states that it only supplies one utilization equipment. No mention of how many receptacles or outlets it can supply.

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