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Countertop Receptacles in Kitchens #86718 11/25/03 09:42 AM
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Joe Tedesco Offline OP
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The NEC does not permit the receptacles in a kitchen, bathroom, or wet bar to be installed Face Up. Are there any products available that will allow a recessed receptacle to be installed that would be flush with the counter when not in use?


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Re: Countertop Receptacles in Kitchens #86719 11/25/03 10:15 PM
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I know it sounds crazy, but what about a floor box?


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Re: Countertop Receptacles in Kitchens #86720 11/26/03 07:59 AM
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there was a 'tip out' sort of gizmo posted here once,looked very much a high end deal, i just can't find it. [Linked Image]

the only problem is, kitchen designers won't give most electricians the time of day, i have been party to many a window/counter design here that simply can't meet 210-52.

i'm tired of pissin' in the wind to peole who could care less....

~S~

Re: Countertop Receptacles in Kitchens #86721 11/26/03 04:11 PM
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http://www.codecheck.com/images/popupreceptacle.jpg
Does anyone know if these pop-up style receptacles can be approved as suitable for kitchen counters?

Re: Countertop Receptacles in Kitchens #86722 11/26/03 04:46 PM
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http://www.codecheck.com/images/IslandBabyBen.jpg Floor boxes (monuments) are a hard sell. Few designers or customers well accept them.

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Redwood Kardon: http://www.codecheck.com

Wow...welcome to ECN.

Re: Countertop Receptacles in Kitchens #86724 11/26/03 10:17 PM
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Redwood:
Welcome to the forum.
Based on the pic only, I cannot give you a firm answer.

IF the item is UL listed/labeled then it should be acceptable in a kitchen. It appears to be mounted in a desk, as I see a phone.

Practically, it may be a tough 'sell', to cut-in to the countertop without a wide choice of decorator trims. Also, drawers would require modifications (depth) to accomodate this item.

I would like more info on this item if possible.

With my AHJ hat on, if an EC could show me a valid UL listing/label, I would accept this device.

John


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