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#165176 - 06/21/07 03:23 PM the definition of wet location
ih17dka8 Offline
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Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 8
Loc: Seoul, South Korea
I know there is regulating NEC about GFCI receptacles which apply to the receptacles within 6 feet from the edge of sink for DWELLING UNIT.

For NON-DWELLING UNIT such as a lab in hospital, the receptacles in wet location shall be GFCI receptacles. So, I looked for the definition of wet location.
NEC gave us two examples for wet location. Those are Car Wash area or outdoor.

Does Wet Location include a receptacle within 6 feet in rest room or lab in non-dwelling unit such as HOSPITAL?

Would you kindly enlighten me on this question?

Thank you.

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#165178 - 06/21/07 06:04 PM Re: the definition of wet location [Re: ih17dka8]
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6792
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Article 517 applies to health care facilities. Article 210 covers required locations. (index page 750 (05 NEC)) references other info.

You using the NEC in Seoul????


#165181 - 06/21/07 07:16 PM Re: the definition of wet location [Re: HotLine1]
ih17dka8 Offline
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Registered: 01/16/06
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Yeah, we use NEC for U.S. Army facilities in South Korea. However the point is that sink area in non-dwelling unit is considered to be a wet location or not. Anyway thank your post, John.

#165183 - 06/21/07 08:32 PM Re: the definition of wet location [Re: ih17dka8]
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Registered: 07/20/04
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Loc: Estero,Fl,usa
It is very recent (2005) that a laundry sink in a dwelling required a GFCI. This is far from universal in commercial. They just picked up commercial kitchens in 2002.
Greg Fretwell

#165460 - 06/28/07 07:25 AM Re: the definition of wet location [Re: gfretwell]
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Got hit with the same thing here in the states.


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