Placement of electrical outlets

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Old 10-30-06, 07:47 PM
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Placement of electrical outlets

I am redoing my the countertop and backsplash in my kitchen and i would like to move the electrical outlets. They are almost in the middle of the backsplash wall and I would like to move them lower to the counter.

Is it ok to move all my electrical outlets and place them about 4 inches from the counter top?

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210.52 (C) (5)
(5) Receptacle Outlet Location. Receptacle outlets shall be located above, but not more than 500 mm (20 in.) above, the countertop.

Looking at that code section, I would say you can put them as low to the counter top as you want, as long as the cover plate for the recepticle will still fit.
 
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You can out them as close to the counter top as you want, but keep in mind that depending on how they are wired, you MAY be in need of rewiring. You also may get lucky, and they are wired from below.
 
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They must still remain GFCI protected. And with no more than 24" of counter space between them. (1 for every 48")

(Perhaps phrased wrong) From edge of sink, measure 24",rec. then 48",rec.etc.
 
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Old 10-31-06, 03:42 AM
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Perhaps it is easier understood to say that no spot on a kitchen counter, measured along the wall line, can be more than 24" from a receptacle. Sinks and cooktops, etc. don't count as counter space.
 
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