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#95273 - 09/06/05 06:29 PM GFCI Near Laundry Sink?  
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Recently red-tagged on a new-house construction because there was no GFCI protection for a receptacle on the wall opposite of a laundry-room sink. Inspector said all receptacles within 6' of the sink in any direction must have ground fault protection.

Not saying it isn't a good idea, but I couldn't find the article requiring it. 2002 NEC. Anyone have a reference?

-John


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#95274 - 09/06/05 06:48 PM Re: GFCI Near Laundry Sink?  
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BigJohn, it is a new wording in 210.8(A)(7) of the 05 NEC.


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Laundry, utility, and wet bar sinks — where the receptacles are installed within 1.8 m (6 ft) of the outside edge of the sink


If you are still under 02 the inspector is wrong.

Roger


#95275 - 09/06/05 06:49 PM Re: GFCI Near Laundry Sink?  
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210.8 (a) (7) of 2005 NEC

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#95276 - 09/06/05 06:52 PM Re: GFCI Near Laundry Sink?  
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I snuck that one in on you John. [Linked Image]

Roger


#95277 - 09/06/05 06:56 PM Re: GFCI Near Laundry Sink?  
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I knew it. And I had to drive thirty miles to correct that bogus violation. [Linked Image]

Thanks, gentlemen.

-John


#95278 - 09/07/05 06:26 PM Re: GFCI Near Laundry Sink?  
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Roger:
OK, you type faster than me. I was going back to edit, but ya got me.

John


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