The Electrical Contractor Network

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

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Register Now!

Register Now!

We want your input!

Featured:
   

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

   
Recent Posts
Correct rotation, wrong sequence
by Potseal
Yesterday at 03:14 PM
Industrail Control Panel bonding per 409.108
by sparkyinak
12/09/16 06:29 PM
Calling all Non-US members!! (Non-US only)
by aussie240
12/07/16 02:39 AM
Photo Upload Tutorial
by DanK
12/06/16 11:35 PM
Sprinklered equipment 26-008
by bigpapa
12/02/16 04:24 PM
New in the Gallery:
12.5A through 0.75mm flex (just out of curiosity)
Shout Box

Top Posters (30 Days)
gfretwell 11
HotLine1 10
Potseal 9
sparkyinak 8
Texas_Ranger 7
Who's Online
1 registered (geoff in UK), 205 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#95273 - 09/06/05 03:29 PM GFCI Near Laundry Sink?
BigJohn Offline
Member

Registered: 03/06/04
Posts: 352
Loc: Boston, MA
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

Top
2014 / 2011 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
#95274 - 09/06/05 03:48 PM Re: GFCI Near Laundry Sink?
Roger Offline
Member

Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
BigJohn, it is a new wording in 210.8(A)(7) of the 05 NEC.


 Quote:
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

Top
#95275 - 09/06/05 03:49 PM Re: GFCI Near Laundry Sink?
HotLine1 Offline

Member

Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6805
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
210.8 (a) (7) of 2005 NEC

John
_________________________
John

Top
#95276 - 09/06/05 03:52 PM Re: GFCI Near Laundry Sink?
Roger Offline
Member

Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
I snuck that one in on you John.

Roger

Top
#95277 - 09/06/05 03:56 PM Re: GFCI Near Laundry Sink?
BigJohn Offline
Member

Registered: 03/06/04
Posts: 352
Loc: Boston, MA
I knew it. And I had to drive thirty miles to correct that bogus violation.

Thanks, gentlemen.

-John

Top
#95278 - 09/07/05 03:26 PM Re: GFCI Near Laundry Sink?
HotLine1 Offline

Member

Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6805
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Roger:
OK, you type faster than me. I was going back to edit, but ya got me.

John
_________________________
John

Top



ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals