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Old 07-04-2013, 01:00 AM   #1
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On one side of my kitchen is an exterior wall that is about 9 feet across.

That wall has a window that runs pretty much across the entire length. The kitchen countertop will extend beyond the edge of the wall into the courtyard where the BBQ and swimming pool is. The kitchen window is one big horizontal sliding window containing multiple panes that can be slid open so you can serve food from the kitchen to the outside using the pass-thru counter.

The kitchen window will be sitting ON top of the countertop. Hence there is no backsplash area.

If I am standing in the kitchen looking at this wall with the wide window, I have receptacles on the left wall, and the right wall, but I have no receptacle in the middle.

There is no backsplash area to put receptacles. The window sits over the countertop. There is no top cabinets there because of the window. I have rough in a receptacle down below for the dishwasher and disposer.

Still I think it would be nice to have one or two additional receptacles across this space, but I am not sure where I could put them. Thoughts?

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You will not be able to place any outlets there, due to your description of the window in the middle of the wall.

Now of course pictures in this thread really helps, and you should know that after 426, so that others have an idea of what you are talking about.

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Install two 1800 watt 6 outlet power strips, spaced to your satisfaction, in the counter top under the window, connected to GFCI power, and you'll have plenty of outlets.
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The typical solution is to install Plugmold just under the front lip of the counter.
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Could also use Tombstone outlets on top of the countertop.
My inspector would not except any outlets installed on the face of the cabinets. Due to the danger of cords being caught as someone walked past.
No flush mounted outlets on a counter top ether.
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Could also use Tombstone outlets on top of the countertop.
My inspector would not except any outlets installed on the face of the cabinets. Due to the danger of cords being caught as someone walked past.
Your inspector is an idiot and unless your community had it in writing, I would have fought that. Does he require the same for a peninsula or an island? Does he/she waive the requirement for an receptacle in a hallway? Someone could walk by and hit a cord while walking down the hall.
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Install two 1800 watt 6 outlet power strips, spaced to your satisfaction, in the counter top under the window, connected to GFCI power, and you'll have plenty of outlets.
What are you talking about?
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try a pop up receptacle

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What are you talking about?
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try a pop up receptacle

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Us.... Cool... never seen it.... I assume it's code compliant.... does it have a name/maker
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Yeah, that isn't even close to a correct suggestion.
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You're joking, right?
If not then please refrain from giving any further electrical advice.
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Us.... Cool... never seen it.... I assume it's code compliant.... does it have a name/maker
www.mockett.com
They have 6 foot plug end cords attached. They are UL and CSA listed. I have 2 of these http://www.mockett.com/technology-in...6-ee-m-90.html in my island with the cooktop. They are on a GFCI breaker and they plug into an outlet inside the island cabinet where the cooktop plugs in. Inspector was OK with it as long as the plugs were accessible and it was GFCI protected.
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Highly doubt those would fly with an inspector. UL listed doesn't necessarily mean legal. For a desk or movable piece of furniture...yes. For a counter top...no.
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Highly doubt those would fly with an inspector. UL listed doesn't necessarily mean legal. For a desk or movable piece of furniture...yes. For a counter top...no.
Was concerned about that myself, but it passed inspection here. Check with your local code officer first.

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