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Electric Sink #110698
06/07/06 07:46 PM
06/07/06 07:46 PM
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This was in a kitchen remodel at a church.

The plumber installed a water heater under the sink and instead of having an electrician put an outlet where it was needed cut a hole in the sink lip and ran his cord through it. There is no grommet or other protection where the cord goes through the metal.

Alan Nadon
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Re: Electric Sink #110699
06/08/06 12:12 AM
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Man oh man... that is one classy install.

Re: Electric Sink #110700
06/08/06 05:53 AM
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I suppose it could have been worse. He could have tried to run it down inside the overflow! [Linked Image]

Re: Electric Sink #110701
06/08/06 09:33 AM
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I suppose it could have been worse. He could have tried to run it down inside the overflow! ~pauluk
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Such a sink doesn't have an overflow, but at least there's a GFCI. [Linked Image]

Re: Electric Sink #110702
06/08/06 10:00 AM
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...and it's only because of the intellect of the electrician (and maybe the NEC)that the GFCI is there to begin with (although locating a receptacle of any kind directly behind a sink doesn't seem like a great idea).

Unfortunately, it seems that a lot of church installations are done by well meaning but seriously misguided people - usually on a volunteer basis.

Mike (mamills)

Re: Electric Sink #110703
06/08/06 11:03 AM
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Must be another US thing - in Europe I've yet had to see a sink without an overflow.

I guess the receptacle was there before the sink...

Re: Electric Sink #110704
06/09/06 07:53 PM
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If I had to guess, Texas, I'd guess that this kitchen was re-modeled. I suspect that the original sink was a single basin (to one side of the receptacle), and that the cord goes to a garbage disposall under the sink.
(How the disposall is switched is anyone's guess!)

Re: Electric Sink #110705
06/10/06 09:24 AM
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Maybe.

As far as the handwriting on the picture goes the cord supplies a water heater.

Re: Electric Sink #110706
06/10/06 11:40 AM
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Texas, you're right! I must have been having a "stupid" attack! OOPS!

Re: Electric Sink #110707
06/10/06 02:24 PM
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Church remodel?
Ah Ha!!!! There must have neen a reason so I think that I know the answer.
Either it's a means for one to meet his maker or a way for one to have a "born again" experience.

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