GFCI under the sink


Old 03-06-05, 08:26 PM
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GFCI under the sink

I have a standard outlet under a kitchen sink. The outlet is split. Top part goes to a switch for the disposal and the bottom is on all the time for the dish washer.

My question is can I have this setup with a GFCI outlet? I didn't think a GFCI could be split or must I have two separate in order to have one controled by a switch and one on all the time.

Old 03-07-05, 05:21 AM
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Standard GFCI receptacles cannot be split. All that you could do would be to either install a GFCI breaker or to use a double gang box and use two GFCI receptacles.

Why do you want a GFCI receptacle under the sink? There is no code requirement for one.

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