Wiring for Kitchen Island outlet.


Old 11-21-10, 10:23 AM
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Wiring for Kitchen Island outlet.

I want to add an outlet to a kitchen island.

A couple of questions:

If there is no sink,etc., within 4 feet, is there any reason for using a GFCI?

Also, the wiring will be coming from a junction box directly beneath the island. Do I need to use BX cable for this installation?

The island is permanently mounted to the floor (ceramic tile, cement board, plywood).

Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-21-10, 10:45 AM
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In the USA, all receptacles in a kitchen require GFCI protection. Not sure about Canada.
NM-b cable needs to be protected from physical damage. This would be from things like drawers and pots and pans. Most cases I like to run AC/MC cable or sleeve MN-B in 1/2 flex conduit.

BTW - your J-box needs to remain accessible.

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