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Is a receptacle outlet in a cabinet under a sink required to be GFCI protected?
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Yes, if the receptacle is within 6 feet of the edge of the sink [NEC 210.8(A)(7)] then it must be GFCI. But the National Electrical Code requires the distance to be measured in a specific way: “when determining the distance from receptacles the distance shall be measured as the shortest path the cord of an appliance connected to the receptacle would follow without piercing a floor, wall, ceiling, or fixed barrier, or passing through a door, doorway, or window."
Also, see our blog post Where are GFCI receptacle outlets required?
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