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I know there is regulating NEC about GFCI receptacles which apply to the receptacles within 6 feet from the edge of sink for DWELLING UNIT.

For NON-DWELLING UNIT such as a lab in hospital, the receptacles in wet location shall be GFCI receptacles. So, I looked for the definition of wet location.
NEC gave us two examples for wet location. Those are Car Wash area or outdoor.

Does Wet Location include a receptacle within 6 feet in rest room or lab in non-dwelling unit such as HOSPITAL?

Would you kindly enlighten me on this question?

Thank you.

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Article 517 applies to health care facilities. Article 210 covers required locations. (index page 750 (05 NEC)) references other info.

You using the NEC in Seoul????

John


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Yeah, we use NEC for U.S. Army facilities in South Korea. However the point is that sink area in non-dwelling unit is considered to be a wet location or not. Anyway thank your post, John.

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It is very recent (2005) that a laundry sink in a dwelling required a GFCI. This is far from universal in commercial. They just picked up commercial kitchens in 2002.


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Got hit with the same thing here in the states.


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