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Old 2012-06-28, 01:20 AM
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Is there any standard or code for electrical service in the house? I want to find out if there is any standard regarding minimum number of electrical receptacles the new home builder is required to provide in each room.
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Old 2012-06-28, 07:34 AM
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It doesn't really go by the number per room but rather by wall space.

"General use receptacles in bedrooms, living rooms, and other areas must be located so that no usable wall space is farther than 1800 mm from a receptacle."

"No point in a hallway of a home or cottage is to be farther than 4.5 metres from a receptacle, without going through a doorway."

This is a great reference by Manitoba Hydro that puts the Electrical Code into plain language.


Check out pages 7-8 for your question.
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