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Old 03-23-2006, 07:03 AM   #1
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Hello Everyone,

Need advice on the location/placement of a GFIC Outlet in a half bathroom. Is there a code or guidelines where I need to place the GFIC??

I have (2) walls where I can put it. One is an inside wall and the other is an outside wall. No problem drilling a hole thru the floor to run the wire to the panel.

Also, is the a height restriction for the GFIC?? Should it be so high off the floor or so high off the vanity??

Thanks, Allen

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If you have a duplex outlit in the bathroom now juts replace that with a GFCI outlet. If you need to add outlets to the bathroom they all need to be protected.

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Per NEC 210.52 [D] says that a receptacle shall be installed within 3 feet of the outside edge of the sink basin on a wall or partition adjacent to the basin or countertop.
Common height is about 43"
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My sparky tells me that it is within 6' but that may be a local code. The easiest way out is to go with a breaker, then everything is covered.
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