In my corner of the universe, the top outlet was always the switched one. No
idea if that was 'official', or just the learned custom of the half-dozen
electricians I worked with, who were sort of a chronological progression
with some overlap.
My personal preferrence, switched on the
bottom .... why?
That is usually where something is
plugged in for a long time, like
a lamp. If you need to use the
"always-on" outlet, you don't have
the "fight" the lamp cord to plug
something in. Not a big deal, but
that's how I like it.
Well now that you mentione it, this particular one is at switch
eeight, only about 4 inches from the switch to the laundry room. But I
still was happy to read this discussion, because I may redo other
receptacles and this way they would all be alike.
Right now it is all switched, in parallel with the overhead light, so
it's easy to turn off the light and the radio at the same time when I
leave the room.I liked the switched part, but I needed to use a VCR
tjere temporarily and turning off the light turned it off too.
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