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#45587 12/02/04 08:02 PM
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I have a peninsula counter in kitchen, with no cabinets overhead. There is a range in this peninsula. To the left of the range, it is over 2 ft. to the next receptacle, and to the right of the range there is about 18" of counter space. There is a "bar overhang" of about 1 ft. on the other side. If I interpret the code right, I will have to have a receptacle on the left side of the range within 2 ft. The only space that I have is about 2 1/4" above the back splash of the counter top. It's not enough room to safely cut in a box. The back splash is the "curved type" that is part of the counter top itself. Don't won't to try cutting into that. I don't want to buy it if I mess up or have problems"eek" Can a piece of plug mold work here in the small space above the counter top? And also, on the other side where the bar is at, does the space under the "bar overhang" fall under the 6 ft. rule for the beginning of wall space? Since this obviously is meant to be as a serving type bar and not designed for setting furniture etc. is a receptacle required here? Seems like I've been in other houses and seen one is not provided there. Just wondering if the inspector may have missed it or am I missing something in the code? Thanks Steve.

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The last two jobs I was on had issues with kitchen plugs. Neither case was required by code... it just came down to the builder's specs.

The first was a kitchen island. We ended up putting plugs in the millwork just below the countertop on each end.

The second had only about a 4" stub wall on peninsula. Of course the wall wasn't that short on the drawings, but we had to mash in a plug, garb switch, and telephone plug - all sideways - in that little space.

The last thing I've heard of is plugs on the front face of the millwork just below the countertop. (Usually installed for the elderly or disabled.)

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