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Richard
Re: Upside down outlets
Richard

There is only one thing that matters about which way its installed.  It has to match the markings on the outlet itself.  If the outlet on the metal tabs you screw in are marked top and or bottom, it must be installed that way period.  Originally it was best thought to use the ground at the bottom as when most people pull a plug out, their index finger is on the bottom and the most likely to touch one of the plugs  first, and the ground one is the preferred one to touch accidentally.

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