Originally Posted by forcedreno2012
Called the county the other day on the requirements on GFCI's in the kitchen. Currently we have none and were going to add one. my understanding was that the requirement is 2 in the kitchen.
I was told by the county that every plug in the kitchen must be a GFCI per code.
I'm trying to figure this one out. If the first plug on a run is a GFCI then everything down from the GFCI is protected, what do you gain by all of them being a GFCI? Am I missing something?
There could be a local code requiring a ground fault circuit interrupter at each outlet box so that you don't have to go searching for the reset button if you get a trip. Ask to see the applicable code documents at your town hall. If all they go by is the National Electric Code and the hot conductor does not share a neutral with another hot conductor, then you don't need an individual GFCI at each outlet box.
A multiwire branch circuit (hot conductors sharing a neutral) can come into a box where a GFCI is fed, where the MWBC continues on without GFCI protection so far and also a separate 2 conductor cable carries GFCI protection to additional outlet boxes.