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#91026 - 12/22/04 03:54 PM Kitchen Island Outlets
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When a kitchen island that is 10 feet long and has a sink cut in the middle of it, and the counter space on each side of the sink is longer than 24 inches, are we required to provide a receptacle outlet for each counter space on either side of the sink?

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#91027 - 12/22/04 05:09 PM Re: Kitchen Island Outlets
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I would say no based on the key word "island" since an island is only required to have one receptacle opening. From a practical standpoint and if I were using that island I would install more than one receptacle outlet. Since the code only requires one, that's all I could enforce as the inspector.
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#91028 - 12/23/04 03:04 AM Re: Kitchen Island Outlets
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Yes you'll need two. 210.52(C)2 Says "At least one receptacle outlet shall be installed at each countertop space". 210.52(C)4 says "Counter top spaces separated by rangetops, refrigerators or sinks shall be considered as separate countertop spaces in applying the requirements of 210.52(C)1,2. and 3.

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#91029 - 12/23/04 10:53 AM Re: Kitchen Island Outlets
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Only if the counter behind the sink is less than 300 mm (12") wide. 210.52(C)(2).

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#91030 - 12/23/04 03:34 PM Re: Kitchen Island Outlets
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Did you guys read the origianal post that said it was an Island? The code is rather clear that an island only requires one (1) receptacle. Look at 210.52(B)(2). I stand by my post.
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#91031 - 12/23/04 04:18 PM Re: Kitchen Island Outlets
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George you are not reading enough.

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#91032 - 12/23/04 05:03 PM Re: Kitchen Island Outlets
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George you are not reading enough.
Please explain? The man said it's an island???

[This message has been edited by George Little (edited 12-23-2004).]
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#91033 - 12/23/04 05:51 PM Re: Kitchen Island Outlets
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Okay I see what you are getting at. 210.52(B)(4) reflect on the rule for an island or a peninsular. So depending on how the sink, range top or refrig separate the island they may require a receptacle on both sides of the appliance. Kinda murky code. Now we are going to argue as to whether it's two or one countertop space.
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#91034 - 12/23/04 06:22 PM Re: Kitchen Island Outlets
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I knew you'd get it. I do agree, kind of left open to interpretation. In general though if there is an item that splits the island counter area into seperate countertop spaces more than one receptacle would be required. I used to think island, one receptacle. I believe it was this forum that straightened me out.

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#91035 - 12/23/04 08:29 PM Re: Kitchen Island Outlets
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I don't see the ambiguity. If the sink splits the island, and the part of the island that goes behind the sink is less than 300 mm wide, then you need a receptacle on both sides. Otherwise, one will cover it. Where's the ambiguity?

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