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Old 02-17-2010, 03:32 PM   #1
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Just read the NEC regarding GFCI in kitchens. Since I am doing a remodel I am not sure how to interpret. There are three receptacles on the wall now but I am moving the sink to the middle where one of the GFCI outlets is located. The code states that you aren't required to have one behind the sink as long as there is one within 2 feet of the sides which I will have. Should I remove it or just leave it since its there? Oddly, its not a load with the other two, which are working together...

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You are not required to have one there by code. That does not exclude you from having one there if you want one.

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I'd do everything I could to get rid of the receptacle behing the sink. It is useless and is just an eye catcher that screams poorly done job. I would either drop the wire down into the sink cabinet and cap it off in a box if it will reach, or if you can find where it feeds from cut, it off.
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I'd do everything I could to get rid of the receptacle behing the sink. It is useless and is just an eye catcher that screams poorly done job. I would either drop the wire down into the sink cabinet and cap it off in a box if it will reach, or if you can find where it feeds from cut, it off.
I'll drop it down into the cabinet to use as power for the dishwasher. It will look rather UGLY behind my faucet. Will post pic once I move it and plumbing rough in is done.

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If there are other counter receptacles on the circuit, you can't use it for the dishwasher.

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