Outdoor Service Receptacle for A/C

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Old 10-05-17, 02:53 PM
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Outdoor Service Receptacle for A/C

For my split unit air conditioner - I need a outdoor w/r tamper proof in-use GFCI service receptacle.
Can I tap off my dining room circuit? There are 3 receptacles on this circuit. That's it.
If I went directly thru the wall with the romex from the last receptacle on the circuit, the outdoor receptacle would be about 5 feet from the A/C unit.
Convenient, BUT can I tap off this dining room circuit?
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Old 10-05-17, 03:16 PM
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If it is part of the code mandated restricted 20 amp small appliance branch circuit it would technically be an NEC violation but all code is local. Check with your local inspection office to see if they will approve it. If this is an older house you may not have SABC or the SABC may be kitchen only if so assuming a ground it might be okay.
 
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Old 10-05-17, 03:26 PM
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For many years dining rooms were required to be on their own dedicated circuit which makes it a SABC. That would mean that you cannot tap off of it. This is one of those touchy gray areas.
 
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