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Old January 9th 19, 05:31 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Electrical Outlets Upside Down? Code?

On Wed, 9 Jan 2019 10:05:03 -0500, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

On 1/9/2019 9:04 AM, Bubba wrote:
On 1/8/2019 10:40 PM, wrote:
TomR:

If you look closely at the front of a bare(uninstalled)
receptacle, you'll see tiny writing on many that is
legible only when the receptacle is held so that
the ground is on top.* There's a major clue for all
the "looks silly with ground on top" crowd!*



** My refrigerator has a 90 degree angled plug.* To minimize stress on
the cable, the wall receptacle needs to be installed with the ground pin
down.

Yet my 20 year old Fedders air conditioner should have pin up.


No A/C plugs are made to assume the unit is mounted higher than the
receptacle so the cord is oriented up.