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Do all receptacle outlets in a kitchen require GFCI protection?
Sunday, June 24, 2018
No. According to the National Electrical Code [NEC 210.8 (A)(6)], Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) protection is only required “where the receptacles are installed to serve the countertop surfaces.” Additional wall receptacles mounted around the room, for example, would not meet the standard for adding GFCI-protection. The only exception is that the dishwasher circuit has required GFCI-protection since the 2014 edition of the NEC, which can be provided at the receptacle or panel.
See our blog post Where are GFCI receptacle outlets required? for more code-mandated GFCI locations.
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