Outlet/Electric baseboard heat

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jonny1982

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Can an outlet be installed above an electric baseboard heater (or heater installed below an electrical outlet) in a residential application? If not, where in code book?

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Can an outlet be installed above an electric baseboard heater (or heater installed below an electrical outlet) in a residential application? If not, where in code book?

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As already stated.....but here are the references that mention that info..

1) 210.52-Informational Note
2) 424.9 - Informational Note
3) 550.13(F)(3)

while keeping in mind that "IN's" are not enforceable...they do establish in this case the manufacturer of that electrical equipments installation instructions (110.3(B)) of their product.
 

Dennis Alwon

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I have never seen an electric baseboard heater that allowed the installation of a receptacle above the heater. The manufacturer makes these that install at either end of the heaters. Of course there needs to be 120v present .

 

Greg1707

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I have seen this issue raised many times with electric baseboard heaters. I cannot remember anyone ever asking if it is permissible to install a receptacle above a hot water system baseboard unit. I do not see the difference.
 

Little Bill

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I have never seen an electric baseboard heater that allowed the installation of a receptacle above the heater. The manufacturer makes these that install at either end of the heaters. Of course there needs to be 120v present .

Would that receptacle meet the requirements of 210.52?
Or, better question, is the 210.52 receptacle required to be a duplex?
 
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