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#87616 - 03/26/04 04:02 PM article 210 question
citysis Offline
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Registered: 03/26/04
Posts: 2
Loc: Brooklyn, New York
I need clarification on code in NYC for gfci's.
In a residential kitchen, is the outlet within 3' of the sink 'required' to be gfci or 'recommended' to be gfci?

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#87617 - 03/26/04 04:47 PM Re: article 210 question
resqcapt19 Offline

Registered: 11/10/00
Posts: 2209
Loc: IL
I don't know the NY code, but in the NEC all outlets that serve the kitchen countertops must be GFCI protected.

#87618 - 03/26/04 05:16 PM Re: article 210 question
Ron Offline

Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 577
Loc: White Plains, NY
The NYC Electrical code has not modified the NEC-1999 Article 210-8.
All recepts that are installed to serve counter top surface require GFCI. There is no distance requirement.

#87619 - 03/27/04 05:12 AM Re: article 210 question
citysis Offline
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I thought as much but wasn't sure that it wasn't ammended. thank you all very much for the info.

#87620 - 03/27/04 05:49 AM Re: article 210 question
ElectricAL Offline

Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 615
Loc: Minneapolis, MN USA
When was the outlet in question installed?

This is an important part of the formula that hasn't been stated. Left to the NEC, the only regulation that applies to a kitchen counter receptacle is that which is in effect at the time of installation.

Is the outlet in question existing, proposed, or newly installed?
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