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akinito 01-10-2008 12:36 PM

Outlet installed under sink, under cold water valve?
Just moved in 6mos., I just had my kitchen cabinets, appliances replaced. I live in a townhouse that an association rules using licensed professionals. The electrician just installed a new outlet under the sink(with the metal box sticking out of the cabinet wall )about 4" below the cold water valve/with copper tubing for the ref water line. These people were recommended by my assoc. and my neighbors use them, too. After my countertops are done, then I will have the twnsp inspector come to inspect the final project. I was required to get a permit by the assoc. as well.
Is this outlet going to be a problem for possible water leaks???

Please..any advise is appreciated.


JGarth 01-10-2008 12:53 PM

No, the recptacle will be OK.

Piedmont 01-10-2008 06:00 PM

I think it fine as well. There's not a lot of codes governing receptacle placement... the only one I can think of is ya can't put one above an electric baseboard heater, or under a kitchen countertop people sit at. But, other than that they usually have to be installed everywhere and in pretty hard places like on the sides and even behind the kitchen sink (in some cases), and close to each side of a stovetop or even behind (in some cases). Those are pretty scary places for them but they have to be there and be GFCI, is this one? GFCI wouldn't hurt.

Speedy Petey 01-10-2008 09:55 PM

It is fine, and does not have to be GFI protected.

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