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Illustrated Changes to the NEC, 2002 Edition - Part 2

Article 680

Swimming Pools, Fountains, And Similar Installations

680.22 Area Lighting, Receptacles, and Equipment

A new item (4) was added and it reads:

(A) Receptacles
(4) Restricted Space.
One 15 or 20A, single-phase, 125V receptacle can be installed not less than 5 ft. measured horizontally from the inside wall of the pool at a dwelling unit, if the dimensions of the lot does not allow the receptacle outlet required in 680-22(A)(3) to be 10 ft. from the water. Figure 680-4
Intent: The new rule allows the required 15 or 20A, single-phase, 125V receptacle for outdoor pools and spas for dwelling units [680-22(A)(3)] to be located less than 10 ft., but not closer than 5 ft., from the pool, if the dimensions of the property prevent locating the receptacle 10 ft. away as required in 680.22(A)(3).


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