I have an interior wall that sits perpendicular to an exterior patio door starting about 8 inches from it. (See diagram below). I've been looking all over and haven't found any rules about how close an outlet can be to an exterior door, sliding or otherwise. Is there a minimum distance? The outlet is currently 24 inches from the door, but when moved will only be 10 inches. I have to move this outlet further down to fit pocket french doors into the living room.
eHow had an article about maximum distance, and I tried wading through building code but didn't find anything in particular to Washington State or in the NEC.