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Old 06-23-2010, 10:24 AM   #1
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We have a kitchen peninsula that is 4' long (first a sink then the dishwasher at the end). Our electrician wants to put an outlet, but with the dishwasher at the end, it doesn't seem possible. Does anyone know if an outlet is still required at the end of a peninsula where the end is not cabinets and how it would be done?

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Old 06-23-2010, 10:52 AM   #2
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Here is a quote of the portion of Article 210 that would apply.

(3) Peninsular Counter Spaces.
At least one receptacle
outlet shall be installed at each peninsular counter space
with a long dimension of 600 mm (24 in.) or greater and a
short dimension of 300 mm (12 in.) or greater. A peninsular

countertop is measured from the connecting edge.

I would try to find a spot above the curved side of the tub and locate the receptacle there. Perhaps a fill strip could be added to give you additional depth for the receptacle box.

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Old 06-23-2010, 12:15 PM   #3
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An outlet for the dishwasher, or to serve the counter top ?
I'm not sure if it used to be code to have an outlet at the end
But I know that is usually where it was installed
I'm also not sure if an outlet at the wall at the beginning of the peninsula (lower right outlet in this pic) counts?

I do know that anoutlet at the end can be a bad thing if it used
A child can (and they have) then grab the cord & pull down whatever is hot getting burned in the process

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