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dishwasher feed #95205
09/04/05 02:12 PM
09/04/05 02:12 PM
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gserve  Offline OP
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Where in the 2005 code does it state that romex cannot directly feed the dishwasher(romex in wall wired directly to the dishwasher junction box)or is it just a protection issue and needs to be sleeved in flex from wall to dishwasher JB?

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Re: dishwasher feed #95206
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George Little  Offline
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The NEC doesn't prohibit connecting directly with NM cable but the majority of the dishwashers I inspect are cord and cap connected for three good reasons.

1. It's easier to connect a cord before they install the dishwasher and have a receptacle in the sink base cabinet to plug it into. Cord to be 3-4 feet long max. See 422.16(B)(2)
2. You now have no issues with having a disconnect at the appliance.
3. The plumber now doesn't have to deal with a hard wired connection when he/she has to pull the unit out for servicing.


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Re: dishwasher feed #95207
09/04/05 08:27 PM
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How do you resolve "closely follow building finish" and "secured ... within 300 mm (12 in.) of every cabinet, box, or fitting."?


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Re: dishwasher feed #95208
09/04/05 09:20 PM
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That's reason number 4. to use a cord and cap ::


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