GFCI or Split Receptacles in Kitchen??


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Old 04-13-04, 06:45 AM
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Question GFCI or Split Receptacles in Kitchen??

I am planning on installing 2 receptacles about 18 inches from either side of my kitchen sink.

Do these receptacles need to be GFCI or split??
 
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Old 04-13-04, 07:09 AM
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I don't understand the 'split' reference in the question. Countertop receptacles must be GFCI protected.
 
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Old 04-13-04, 07:16 AM
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In the U.S., GFCI.
In Canada, split.
Wherever you are, ???

Installing split receptacles with GFCI protection is possible but a pain in the neck, so split kitchen receptacles are not common in the U.S.

In Canada, split kitchen receptacles are required but GFCI is not.
 
 

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