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#95205 - 09/04/05 03:12 PM dishwasher feed  
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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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#95206 - 09/04/05 06:12 PM Re: dishwasher feed  
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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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#95207 - 09/04/05 09:27 PM Re: dishwasher feed  
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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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#95208 - 09/04/05 10:20 PM Re: dishwasher feed  
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That's reason number 4. to use a cord and cap ::


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