gfi protection for switch near sink

Old 12-15-03, 05:58 AM
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gfi protection for switch near sink

i'd like to put in a 3way light switch within 3 ft of a basement sink. the circuit i'm working with also services the 1st floor light and outlets.

would this circuit need to be gfi protected at the breaker box?. if yes, if i install the switch outside of 3 feet of the sink, can i get by without the gfi?

thank you in advance
Old 12-15-03, 06:05 AM
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Only receptacles are required to have GFCI protection.
Old 12-15-03, 01:52 PM
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To add. There is no more distance rule for receptacles. Any receptacle serving any kitchen counter, even remote ones, need GFI protection.
I should clarify. Any new or replaced receptacles.

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