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Electrical Switch/Receptacle note directions

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07-23-2012 10:38 AM

I am trying to figure out if there is any standard or preferred way to put switches and receptacles on a drawing with type and group symbols.  I personally always make the facing the wall on the right side, but that makes them upside down in certain situations.  I would be interest in peoples comments by selecting a number for each wall on the standard they have or know about.

 

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I would use 5 for left or right, and 4 if there were space constraints.

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Re: Electrical Switch/Receptacle note directions

07-23-2012 04:09 PM in reply to: bjenks

They should read from the bottom or right side of the drawing like any other text, dim, etc. in a drawing.  Don't put text upside down.

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Re: Electrical Switch/Receptacle note directions

07-24-2012 05:17 AM in reply to: GrantsPirate

So for the top you would say #3, bottom #9, but what number would you pick for the right and left?

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Re: Electrical Switch/Receptacle note directions

07-24-2012 05:57 AM in reply to: bjenks

I would use 5 for left or right, and 4 if there were space constraints.

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Re: Electrical Switch/Receptacle note directions

07-24-2012 07:44 PM in reply to: bjenks

You need to use 9 for top and bottom, 8 if space constraints.

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