Electrical Wiring Information

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Old 03-10-06, 08:35 AM
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Electrical Wiring Information

After searching the internet A LOT for answers to various questions, I found the two parts here VERY informational: http://www.faqs.org/faqs/electrical-wiring/

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Old 03-10-06, 10:08 AM
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Read the Disclaimer

Interesting Disclaimer--

"This FAQ hasn't been updated in a number of years,
and is somewhat out of date with the last revision or two of the NEC
and CEC".
 
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And that disclaimer is two years old itself, which means that the information is even older. Based on the fact that it says, "The 1993 version has been released," I'd say the information is about 13 years old. Use the information with care, but it generally does seem to be correct and well-written. There are some glaring exceptions to current code, however, such as the statement about GFCI being required for kitchen receptacles within 6 feet of the sink. Today's code doesn't care how far it is from the sink.
 
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Originally Posted by John Nelson
And that disclaimer is two years old itself, which means that the information is even older. Based on the fact that it says, "The 1993 version has been released," I'd say the information is about 13 years old. Use the information with care, but it generally does seem to be correct and well-written. There are some glaring exceptions to current code, however, such as the statement about GFCI being required for kitchen receptacles within 6 feet of the sink. Today's code doesn't care how far it is from the sink.
John, so all receptacles in a kitchen require a GFCI?
 
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No. All receptacles in a kitchen do not require GFCI protection. In the US kitchen counter top receptacles require GFCI protection.
 
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what if the countertop is opposite the sink; i.e. wraparound countertop?
 
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ANY kitchen counter top.
 
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got it. Thanks !!
 
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