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how far from wet source must I place my gcfi

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How far out from my wet sources must there be GCFI
asked in Kitchens by mikep (120 points)
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Hi Mikep,
 
You can go to this page - http://checkthishouse.com/2498/gfci-locations-in-residential-buildings-based-on-2008-nec.html and scroll down to the list of required residential locations of GFCI outlet receptacles; just click on a location you’re interested in.
 
Depending on the location (bathroom, kitchen, laundry, etc.) restrictions may vary slightly but it is the maximum distance within which you might need to install GFCI outlet / doesn’t matter how close but not further than “x”). There are of course areas like within the shower stall where there should be no electrical outlet receptacles at all.
 
Check the link above and let me know if you have more questions – click “comment” below my answer (make sure to provide more details about your installation).
answered by darekrudy (21,730 points)
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