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    Receptacle in Plumbing wall of Kitchen Island

    Hello,

    If there is a plumbing wall on the backside of the kitchen island and if it is more than 2' wide as per code since it counts as a wall space do i need to have a receptacle in the plumbing wall? The overhang goes for 1'2" on the backside of the cabinet...

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    You need a receptacle everywhere one is required even if there is plumbing in the wall. You don't have to worry about them acting like unchaperoned teenagers, plumbing and the electrical will behave themselves when the wall is closed up,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionDave View Post
    You need a receptacle everywhere one is required even if there is plumbing in the wall. You don't have to worry about them acting like unchaperoned teenagers, plumbing and the electrical will behave themselves when the wall is closed up,
    So you are saying i can count that as a 2' wall space?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortcircuit1 View Post
    If there is a plumbing wall on the backside of the kitchen island. . .
    If this is an island, then I infer it is entirely within the kitchen (i.e., does not form a "wall" between the kitchen and another room). If that is true, then the "wall space" rules do not apply at all. The "island" rule applies; you only need one receptacle somewhere on the island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortcircuit1 View Post
    So you are saying i can count that as a 2' wall space?
    I thought you were asking about putting a receptacle in a wall with plumbing in it. Did charlie b answer your question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie b View Post
    If this is an island, then I infer it is entirely within the kitchen (i.e., does not form a "wall" between the kitchen and another room). If that is true, then the "wall space" rules do not apply at all. The "island" rule applies; you only need one receptacle somewhere on the island.

    Doesn't that wall become a part of the living/dining area as well if that is an open kitchen?

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    Let me ask for clarification in this way: If you are standing on one side of the "island-thingy," you are clearly in the kitchen. When you walk around to the other side, are you still in the kitchen, or are you now in a different room?
    Charles E. Beck, P.E., Seattle
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