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#87616 - 03/26/04 08:02 PM article 210 question  
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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 08:47 PM Re: article 210 question  
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I don't know the NY code, but in the NEC all outlets that serve the kitchen countertops must be GFCI protected.
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#87618 - 03/26/04 09:16 PM Re: article 210 question  
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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.


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#87619 - 03/27/04 09:12 AM Re: article 210 question  
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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 09:49 AM Re: article 210 question  
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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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