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Old 12-20-06, 02:00 PM
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can I extend kitchen receptacle circuit around the corner?

I probably already know the answer to this one, but I wanted to see what people think in case I can do this the most convenient way ....

According to the current code, can I extend a kitchen appliance receptacle circuit around the corner? About 18" into the hallway on the way out of the kitchen, there is a wall mount phone jack. I'd like to install a receptacle near that so I can use it with a cordless phone. The most convenient circuit to extend would be a kitchen receptacle circuit. Technically this is not in the kitchen, although conceptually it is since that is where it is used, plus it is only about 18" outside. How loosely is "kitchen" defined?

In a related question, has anyone ever heard of something that works as a standard wall mount for telephones, but that also has a recessed receptacle in it to hide all the wiring for a cordless phone?
 
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Old 12-20-06, 02:07 PM
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google didn't know

Oh yeah, I did google for such a device and it came up with a patent filing but didn't find anything for sale.
 
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Old 12-20-06, 02:14 PM
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I cant speak to the electrical but as to the phone there should be a short 6 inch or so cord to go from the phone to the jack and /or some phones have either a cavity in the back or ears on top to wrap excess phone cord .

the power cord is best hidden with wiremold from the phone jack to the electrical outlet
 
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The kitchen countertop "small appliance" circuit may be extended if the new area can be considered a "kitchen, pantry, breakfast room, dining room or similar area of a dwelling". I do not see a problem with what you propose.
 
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Old 12-20-06, 02:43 PM
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I do not believe you may extend the small appliance cir. outside of the kitchen - these two or more cir. are dedicated to the kitchen -a hallway is not considered a kitchen
 
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I would say it not in the kitchen. So it would be a code violation.
 
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I agree with those who say this would be a code violation.
 
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Old 12-20-06, 05:42 PM
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In a situation like this it does not matter what anyone says except the inspector. If you can sell it to him/her (that the area is considered a kitchen), then there you go. That is, if you do it with a permit.
 
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Old 12-21-06, 03:16 AM
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Try to sell a code violation to an inspector and he will want to see your license
 
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I think Ben and I may be looking at this in a similiar way. I believe to be certain that he cannot do this we must establish if this is indeed a countertop kitchen receptacle to serve appliances and not just a general receptacle circuit on one of the kitchen walls. If it is part of the required small appliance circuits then he could not extend it to a hallway. If it is the other I see no reason why he cannot do this.

Selling a code violation to the inspector is a bit of an overreaction to what was asked.

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Old 12-21-06, 09:47 AM
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won't do it

Alright, I guess I shouldn't be trying to be a little lazy ... also, looking at it again, that kitchen receptacle circuit also has the gas range and the vent fan on it. I'll leave bad enough alone for now (although it appears to be original wiring so ought to have been fine 60 years ago).

It's probably better to leave a corded phone there anyway so I'll still have convenient service in a power outage.
 
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