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#24677 - 04/18/03 05:59 PM Counter-top Outlets
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I have a client (commercial) that wants me to put outlets on a countertop, facing up. I've tried to convince him with common sense that this is a bad idea (spills, etc...) even when GFCI protected, but an NEC reference would be helpful, as he's being pretty persistant. Can anybody guide me to a specific code that would find this in violation?

I'll appreciate any input, thanks

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#24678 - 04/18/03 06:35 PM Re: Counter-top Outlets
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Zapped:
It is definetly a NEC violation to install receptacle outlets in a "face-up" manner.
I don't have the bible handy to give you the article at the moment
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#24679 - 04/18/03 07:02 PM Re: Counter-top Outlets
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#24680 - 04/20/03 04:18 PM Re: Counter-top Outlets
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Thank you gentlemen!!

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#24681 - 04/20/03 05:50 PM Re: Counter-top Outlets
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406.4(E) only applies to dwelling units. Since this is a commercial kitchen I'm not sure it would be a violation to install the receptacles this way but I think we all would agree its not a good idea.

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