So which requirement am I trying to meet? Both, one or the other.
You have to comply with 210.52(C) for the countertops and 210.52(A) for the wall space where the stove will be installed.
Does the countertop receptacle placed less than 5 1/2 feet above the finished floor fulfill the "wall space" requirement?
The first part of 210.52 says that receptacles located 5 1/2 feet or less above the finished floor can be used to satisfy the wall receptacle requirement in 210.52(A).
I say that the space behind the range is not required to be counted as wall space [210.52(C)(5)] and therefore does not require a receptacle placed there...
How does anything in 210.52(C) apply the wall space behind a free standing stove? The section only applies to countertops. I see nothing in the code that says the wall space behind free standing appliances in not counted for the purposes of 210.52(A). If there is please cite the code section. I maintain that this space is wall space and receptacles must be installed to meet rule in 210.52(A), but if there is a countertop next the wall space, the required countertop receptacle, as long as it is 5.5' or less above the floor, will, in almost all cases, satisfy the rule in 210.52(A).
[This message has been edited by resqcapt19 (edited 04-03-2005).]