National Electrical Installation Standards

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Question:

Do all circuits in a Kitchen need to GFCI, or only those at the counter top ?

Mark Burford

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Answer:

Hey Mark thanks for your question. In dwelling unit kitchens, only those 15 and 20 ampere 125 volt receptacles to serve the countertop and those within 6 ft of the top inside bowl edge of a sink need GFCI protection as stated in 210.8(A)(6) and 210.8(A)(7). For kitchens in other than dwelling units all receptacles described in 210.8(B) must have GFCI protection as stated in 210.8(B)(2).

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