Based on the 2023 NEC.
Question: In other than dwelling units, a receptacle supplying a fixed or stationary appliance requires GFCI protection in which of the following situations?
- The receptacle is located within 6 ft of the sink
- The appliance is located within 6 ft of the sink
See answer below.
Answer: Both A & B
Explanation: Section 210.8(B)(7) now requires GFCI protection for receptacles that supply fixed or stationary appliances when either the receptacle or the appliance is located within 6 ft of the sink. It does not matter if the receptacle is accessible or not. A fault within the appliance can cause a shock hazard to someone contacting the appliance and the sink, therefore GFCI protection is now required.
Lupacchino is a senior design engineer with Gaylor Electric, Inc. in Noblesville, Ind. and serves as an alternate on NEC Code-Making Panel No. 3. He is currently licensed in more than 80 jurisdictions. He can be reached at [email protected]