Shockedby277v said:210.52 (B) Kitchen, pantry, breakfast room, or similiar area of a dwelling unit.
Hmmm I would say no. That isn't gospel, just my thoughts. Read the definitions for dwelling unit and garage in article 100. That's where I'm drawing my conclusion.
Exactly, so why not treat it the same.Just as easy to gfci protect it.Just no credit for it.charlie b said:I was still typing my reply when Pierre posted his. I believe that the receptacle inside the appliance garage does serve the counter top. That receptacle normally would not be used for any other appliance, but that does not alter the fact that the appliance (within the garage) is physically located on the countertop.
I never had one of these "appliance garages" in my kitchen, and I've never seen one at a friend's house. But if I had one, I would probably use it to store the toaster. In that case, I would have to pull the toaster out of the garage, in order to use it. That definitely puts it on the countertop.
I would not. But then, I have not seen a cabinet that actually sits on the countertop. In my kitchen, at least, any receptacle in a cabinet would be more than 20 inches above the surface of the countertop. We are thinking of a remodel that would involve a ?butler?s pantry,? so the situation may change.Pierre C Belarge said:Charlie, would you say that a receptacle in a cabinet serves the countertop?
Many thanks. We had a lovely two weeks in the UK, visiting our daughter and her husband in Newcastle, and then seeing some of the sights in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and London.Pierre C Belarge said:BTW: Nice to see you back safe and sound!!!
I agree also Larry.LarryFine said:A related question, and my opinion, is whether the appliance garage has any effect on the required receptacle spacing.
In other words, what if the garage is more than 24" wide?
Must the flanking receptacles still be no more than 24" apart? The typical garage spans well over 24" along the wall line, with at least one foot per side.
My answer, right or wrong:
The garage itself interrupts the countertop where it meets the wall. That means the flanking receptacles must be no closer than 24" from the respective garage side walls.