Is there a "right" way for wall outlets to face?
Should they be
The top way makes little faces and the ground pin is closer to the
ground, but it seems like the bottom way might be safer (something
metal would hit the ground pin first if it fell). Any other reasons to
prefer one way over the other? How about sideways (I won't attempt
ASCII art for sideways).
"Ladies and gentlemen take my advice.
Pull down your pants and slide on the ice."
I've personally seen a metal outlet cover plate where the screw fell out
and the plate fell across the plug that was in the outlet. It ended up
balanced on the wider neutral blade and dangling about 1/64" away from
shorting to the hot blade. Had to kill power to the circuit to fix it.
Loosing the screw on the floor isn't the issue, the issue is having the
metal cover plate land balanced on the exposed conductors of the plug in
the outlet. It's not a pretty thing, especially when you can't turn off
the circuit right away to fix it due to the equipment plugged in. With a
plastic or nylon cover plate it would of course be a non issue.
Yes, I see that now. there are several loose in this group. <G> I
personally have NEVER seen an outlet cover plate unscrew itself in a home,
in a shop, in an aircraft plant, in a school, in a garage, where there was
loud music, OR in a hospital.
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