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#82836 - 12/18/02 08:26 PM Island Receptacles
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I'm having trouble coming up with a plan to provide enough receptacles to this kitchen island to meet code.

The ends shoud be okay and will probably need two at each end, but there is an area in the center that would need a receptacle as well.

The dimensions are: 5' deep by 6'6" wide.
Adjacent to the sink is a compactor (to the left of the sink), and a dishwasher (to the right).

The more I think about it, the more receptacles this thing is gonna need!

Help!

Any ideas?



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#82837 - 12/18/02 08:44 PM Re: Island Receptacles
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Virgil

Only one receptacle is required for an Island counter with a long dimension of 24" or greater in length and a short dimension of 12" or greater. Since there this a sink in the middle of your island it will probably be considered 2 counter spaces so 1 receptacle on each end would be sufficient.

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#82838 - 12/18/02 09:30 PM Re: Island Receptacles
George Offline
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It appears that only 1 recept is needed on an island.

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#82839 - 12/18/02 09:57 PM Re: Island Receptacles
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Virgil,

Relax, Breathe ...
Look at 210.52(C)(2) and 210.52(C)(4)


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#82840 - 12/19/02 01:55 AM Re: Island Receptacles
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Virgil:

Did you create that image?

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#82841 - 12/19/02 04:24 AM Re: Island Receptacles
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Only one is needed on that island. Install one one the side and you are fine. I (succesfully?) argue that only one is needed because that is one "island counter space". Even with the sink the two ends are not really separated the way the counter extends accross behind the sink. Most inspectors around here would agree and common sense would prevail.



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#82842 - 12/19/02 08:04 AM Re: Island Receptacles
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Doh!



Y'know, I rarely have to deal with these dern things!

One on each end will do it!

Whew!


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As mentioned in another thread, its got some bugs, but does a fine job for the things I use it for!




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#82843 - 12/19/02 01:22 PM Re: Island Receptacles
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I think one on the island would do it.

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#82844 - 12/19/02 02:01 PM Re: Island Receptacles
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E-Scott,

I'll bid for two and install one... (Just in case)...

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#82845 - 12/20/02 06:58 AM Re: Island Receptacles
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Thanks, Virgil.

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