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Old 01-17-2009, 10:01 AM   #1
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I am looking for that drawing / diagram that shows the required placement of kitchen counter top outlets. I have been unable to locate it, even thought I know I've see it posted here before. If anyone know what I am talking about about would be so kind as to post it. Thank You.

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Old 01-17-2009, 11:55 AM   #2
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I know there is a drawing in the code book but its very simple to be honest. You need at least two circuits for kitchen counter top plugs. You have to have a receptacle within two feet of a sink and you must have a receptacle maximum 24" from eachother

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You need two 20A circuits, minimum; spacing is 48" maximum; any countertop 12" or wider needs a receptacle; all countertop receptacles need to be GFCI protected. There is more, but those are some basics.
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Is this the diagram? Saw it the other day & saved it

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Old 01-17-2009, 01:37 PM   #5
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Home Depot sells this book, Electrical Code Simplified, (house wiring guide) here in Canada its $13.95. The latest version is good from 2007 untill 2010. It mentions that in the future all above counter recepticles will probably need to be GFCI protected but that as per code now (Ontario) only the two on opposite sides of the sink need to be. I recommend this book highly! It has great detail, and includes a broad range of wiring situations and layouts. Good Luck.
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Is this the diagram? Saw it the other day & saved it


Thank you dave very much for the drawing. Thank you everyone else also. I really wanted a drawing just like this to show my dad to help him understand where the outlets need to go. He was having trouble seeing why he needed an extra outlet on one of his counters.

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You need at least two circuits for kitchen counter top plugs. You have to have a receptacle within two feet of a sink and you must have a receptacle maximum 24" from each other
Not quite correct.
The code says that any spot on the counter wall space can not be more than 24" from a receptacle. That means a receptacle within 24" of the end of the counter and then every 48" along counter. The middle of 48" is 24" from a receptacle either way.
Any counter section 12" or longer needs a receptacle.
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just curious as to why these rules are as they are. Is it so people don't use a lot of extension cords to get to the outlets?
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just curious as to why these rules are as they are. Is it so people don't use a lot of extension cords to get to the outlets?
Exactly. Stringing cords across wet areas and stoves and walking surfaces can get people hurt.
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And because the devices commonly used in the kitchen(toaster, microwave, coffee pot, etc) are high current devices.
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just curious as to why these rules are as they are. Is it so people don't use a lot of extension cords to get to the outlets?
Now you know why the kitchen appliance manufacters did make short cords on purpose Due the Code requirement.

{ the code is about the same in both North America and France so there is not much diffrence there }

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I've always heard the french don't like us. I'm surprised they use our electrical code.




















































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Now you know why the kitchen appliance manufacters did make short cords on purpose Due the Code requirement.

{ the code is about the same in both North America and France so there is not much diffrence there }

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