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#164009 - 05/22/07 09:52 PM install GFCI receptacle within 6 ft from sink
ih17dka8 Offline
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Registered: 01/16/06
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Loc: Seoul, South Korea
Shall I install a GFCI receptacle within 6 ft from sink other than dwelling unit? NEC said that regulation about GFCI receptacle within 6 ft from sink is confined only for dwelling unit.


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#164015 - 05/23/07 05:33 AM Re: install GFCI receptacle within 6 ft from sink [Re: ih17dka8]
ghost307 Offline

Registered: 05/09/05
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Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
This requirement is for Dwelling units and does not apply to commercial or any other occupancy.
However, you should check to see if there are any local requirements or if the Owner is expecting one to be installed.

In any event, IF you do install one, you need to provide GFCI protection for it.

#164054 - 05/23/07 07:48 PM Re: install GFCI receptacle within 6 ft from sink [Re: ghost307]
George Little Offline

Registered: 01/18/04
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Loc: Michigan USA
If we are talking a kitchen sink - What Ghost307 says is correct. If it is some other area you might not be required to install a receptacle or GFCI protect it.
George Little

#164057 - 05/23/07 11:15 PM Re: install GFCI receptacle within 6 ft from sink [Re: George Little]
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Loc: So San Francisco CA
All 120v 15a&20a receptacles in a commercial kitchen are required to be GFCI protected.



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