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Old 10-22-2007, 10:20 PM   #1
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Just checking on if the disposal outlet under the kitchen sink needs to be GFCI protected? I have seen several that are direct connected (via a pigtail of sorts), but my disposal will actually plug into a recep. So the question is if this recep needs to be a GFCI recep?

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Old 10-23-2007, 07:49 AM   #2
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Just checking on if the disposal outlet under the kitchen sink needs to be GFCI protected? I have seen several that are direct connected (via a pigtail of sorts), but my disposal will actually plug into a recep. So the question is if this recep needs to be a GFCI recep?
There is no NEC requirement that this receptacle be GFCI protected.

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Old 10-23-2007, 01:21 PM   #3
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NEC 2005 210.8(A)(6) (current issue used by most states)
Many countertop kitchen appliances are ungrounded, and the presence of water and grounded surfaces contributes to a hazardous environment, leading to the requirement in 210.8(A)(6) for GFCI protection around a kitchen sink. The requirement is intended for receptacles serving the countertop. Receptacles installed for disposals, dishwashers, and trash compactors are not required to be protected by GFCIs.

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Thank you for the responses! I really appreciate the quick replys!
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