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Old 01-09-2017, 05:38 PM   #1
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I had an inspector today correct me on not enough receptacles. It was pointed out that I had one within 3ft of one basin, but the other basin was more than 3 ft from this GFCI. So I was required to put another within 3ft of that basin.

I looked at the code which does say (NEC 210.52 (D)) "at least one receptacle outlet shall be installed in bathrooms within 3ft of the outside edge of each basin".

After the inspector left, the contractor says he'd like another receptacle to go under the basin in the under-cabinet area.

Reading this same code it further says "In no case shall the receptacle be located more than 12 in below the top of the basin".

My question is, has anyone put GFCI inside under-cab under basin?...if so I suppose code here indicates its ok if it is less than 12" from top-basin-edge?

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Read it again.

It says on the wall adjacent to the basin, or on the front or side of the cabinet, that's where your 12 inch rule comes in.
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Am I reading this right? ...Why would someone want a receptacle in the bathroom vanity ?
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Yes, I see it now, thanks for the pointer
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he wants it just above the backsplash on the wall, along with another in the under-cab area under the basin
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It's a good place to cook waffles and make coffee while curling your hair.
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For automatic faucets.
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For automatic faucets.

I'm obviously working in too many low end homes
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I guess, you can read some design pages online though and see how the 1% live. LOL

Battery operated are old hat.
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For automatic faucets.
Or point of use water heater?

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Normally that would be on it's own circuit and be on the plans well ahead of time.
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