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#110698 - 06/07/06 04:46 PM Electric Sink
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This was in a kitchen remodel at a church.

The plumber installed a water heater under the sink and instead of having an electrician put an outlet where it was needed cut a hole in the sink lip and ran his cord through it. There is no grommet or other protection where the cord goes through the metal.

Alan Nadon
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#110699 - 06/07/06 09:12 PM Re: Electric Sink
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Man oh man... that is one classy install.
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#110700 - 06/08/06 02:53 AM Re: Electric Sink
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I suppose it could have been worse. He could have tried to run it down inside the overflow!
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#110701 - 06/08/06 06:33 AM Re: Electric Sink
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I suppose it could have been worse. He could have tried to run it down inside the overflow! ~pauluk
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Such a sink doesn't have an overflow, but at least there's a GFCI.
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#110702 - 06/08/06 07:00 AM Re: Electric Sink
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...and it's only because of the intellect of the electrician (and maybe the NEC)that the GFCI is there to begin with (although locating a receptacle of any kind directly behind a sink doesn't seem like a great idea).

Unfortunately, it seems that a lot of church installations are done by well meaning but seriously misguided people - usually on a volunteer basis.

Mike (mamills)
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#110703 - 06/08/06 08:03 AM Re: Electric Sink
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Must be another US thing - in Europe I've yet had to see a sink without an overflow.

I guess the receptacle was there before the sink...
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#110704 - 06/09/06 04:53 PM Re: Electric Sink
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If I had to guess, Texas, I'd guess that this kitchen was re-modeled. I suspect that the original sink was a single basin (to one side of the receptacle), and that the cord goes to a garbage disposall under the sink.
(How the disposall is switched is anyone's guess!)
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#110705 - 06/10/06 06:24 AM Re: Electric Sink
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Maybe.

As far as the handwriting on the picture goes the cord supplies a water heater.
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#110706 - 06/10/06 08:40 AM Re: Electric Sink
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Texas, you're right! I must have been having a "stupid" attack! OOPS!
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#110707 - 06/10/06 11:24 AM Re: Electric Sink
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Church remodel?
Ah Ha!!!! There must have neen a reason so I think that I know the answer.
Either it's a means for one to meet his maker or a way for one to have a "born again" experience.
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