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Old 11-14-2013, 01:17 AM   #1
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I have a corner sink with 44 inches of countertop to the left. About nine inches in is the window which extends all the way to the sink. There's only 6inches between thewindow and tthe bbase cabinet. I'm having new countertops with A 4" backsplasg being installed so I won't be able to fit an outlet horizontallyunder ythe window without segmenting the back splash. What are some other things I can try to satisfy the outlet spacing requirement?

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Plugmold multi outlet strips by Legrand may be thin enough to fit in the 2 inch space that you have. They can be cord and plug connected or hard wired.

http://www.legrand.us/wiremold/at-ho...x#.UoSGa2t5mSM

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Just found it. They're one and 9/32 inches wide.

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how big is the window ??
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They can be cord and plug connected or hard wired.
They may infect be able to be cord and plug connected, but that would not meet code in this scenario….
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We always just install them in the back splash when this happens….
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It sounds as if the window starts 9" from the far end of the counter top and is 36" wide. Thus butting up to the sink. You will need to figure out a way to get a recept within 2' of the sink's edge to satisfy the NEC. However, if you simply replaced the counter tops, I don't think you need to do anything.
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A receptacle to the left of the window should suffice the code requirement….
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A receptacle to the left of the window should suffice the code requirement….
How so? The sink sits at a 45 degree angle. Isn't the line drawn from the front to the back of the sink at the same angle?
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How so? The sink sits at a 45 degree angle. Isn't the line drawn from the front to the back of the sink at the same angle?
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How so? The sink sits at a 45 degree angle. Isn't the line drawn from the front to the back of the sink at the same angle?
correct. for your application, the 'starting line' for the distance required starts more or less at the right edge of the window (draw a line parallel to the left side of the sink, back to the wall) and extends 2' to the left along the exterior wall. it will need to be below the window but as others have stated, it can be in the backsplash. what are you using for backspash material?
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correct. for your application, the 'starting line' for the distance required starts more or less at the right edge of the window (draw a line parallel to the left side of the sink, back to the wall) and extends 2' to the left along the exterior wall. it will need to be below the window but as others have stated, it can be in the backsplash. what are you using for backspash material?
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Just want to ask something. If I put one next to the right edge of the window then that would be less than 4ft. However that is behind the sink. I know I'm not required to put one behind the sink but if I do, will that count?

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