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#86718 - 11/25/03 05:42 AM Countertop Receptacles in Kitchens
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
The NEC does not permit the receptacles in a kitchen, bathroom, or wet bar to be installed Face Up. Are there any products available that will allow a recessed receptacle to be installed that would be flush with the counter when not in use?
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#86719 - 11/25/03 06:15 PM Re: Countertop Receptacles in Kitchens
electricman2 Offline

Registered: 11/09/03
Posts: 234
Loc: Thomasville, NC USA
I know it sounds crazy, but what about a floor box?

#86720 - 11/26/03 03:59 AM Re: Countertop Receptacles in Kitchens
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
there was a 'tip out' sort of gizmo posted here once,looked very much a high end deal, i just can't find it.

the only problem is, kitchen designers won't give most electricians the time of day, i have been party to many a window/counter design here that simply can't meet 210-52.

i'm tired of pissin' in the wind to peole who could care less....


#86721 - 11/26/03 12:11 PM Re: Countertop Receptacles in Kitchens
Redwood Kardon Offline
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Registered: 04/08/01
Posts: 5
Loc: Oakland, CA
Does anyone know if these pop-up style receptacles can be approved as suitable for kitchen counters?

#86722 - 11/26/03 12:46 PM Re: Countertop Receptacles in Kitchens
Redwood Kardon Offline
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Registered: 04/08/01
Posts: 5
Loc: Oakland, CA Floor boxes (monuments) are a hard sell. Few designers or customers well accept them.

#86723 - 11/26/03 04:25 PM Re: Countertop Receptacles in Kitchens
ThinkGood Offline

Registered: 08/07/02
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Redwood Kardon:

Wow...welcome to ECN.

#86724 - 11/26/03 06:17 PM Re: Countertop Receptacles in Kitchens
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6791
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Welcome to the forum.
Based on the pic only, I cannot give you a firm answer.

IF the item is UL listed/labeled then it should be acceptable in a kitchen. It appears to be mounted in a desk, as I see a phone.

Practically, it may be a tough 'sell', to cut-in to the countertop without a wide choice of decorator trims. Also, drawers would require modifications (depth) to accomodate this item.

I would like more info on this item if possible.

With my AHJ hat on, if an EC could show me a valid UL listing/label, I would accept this device.



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