ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 16
Recent Posts
fuse rejectors
by gfretwell. 03/23/17 01:12 PM
Another Forum Update
by Admin. 03/22/17 03:04 PM
Dining room plugs
by watersparkfalls. 03/21/17 10:31 PM
TRUE POWER
by jraef. 03/21/17 09:13 PM
WEG CFW-11 Frequency Inverter
by jraef. 03/21/17 08:50 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
231,263 Are you busy
165,977 Re: Forum
160,489 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 49 guests, and 12 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#95205 - 09/04/05 03:12 PM dishwasher feed  
gserve  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 92
Where in the 2005 code does it state that romex cannot directly feed the dishwasher(romex in wall wired directly to the dishwasher junction box)or is it just a protection issue and needs to be sleeved in flex from wall to dishwasher JB?


2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides

#95206 - 09/04/05 06:12 PM Re: dishwasher feed  
George Little  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,489
Michigan USA
The NEC doesn't prohibit connecting directly with NM cable but the majority of the dishwashers I inspect are cord and cap connected for three good reasons.

1. It's easier to connect a cord before they install the dishwasher and have a receptacle in the sink base cabinet to plug it into. Cord to be 3-4 feet long max. See 422.16(B)(2)
2. You now have no issues with having a disconnect at the appliance.
3. The plumber now doesn't have to deal with a hard wired connection when he/she has to pull the unit out for servicing.


George Little

#95207 - 09/04/05 09:27 PM Re: dishwasher feed  
gfretwell  Offline


Member
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,057
Estero,Fl,usa
How do you resolve "closely follow building finish" and "secured ... within 300 mm (12 in.) of every cabinet, box, or fitting."?


Greg Fretwell

#95208 - 09/04/05 10:20 PM Re: dishwasher feed  
George Little  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,489
Michigan USA
That's reason number 4. to use a cord and cap ::


George Little


Member Spotlight
Grover
Grover
Sebago, ME, USA
Posts: 109
Joined: January 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.010s Queries: 14 (0.002s) Memory: 0.7574 MB (Peak: 0.8883 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-03-24 00:07:50 UTC