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Illustrated Changes to the NEC, 2005 Edition - Part 1

Article 210

Branch Circuits

210.8 GFCI Protection

Revised text to require all 15 and 20A, 125V receptacles within 6 ft of the dwelling unit laundry or utility sink to be GFCI protected. This is because irons, hair dryers and similar items with ungrounded polarized and nonpolarized cord caps are commonly used in this area and present the same shock hazard found in other areas where the NEC currently requires GFCI protection.

(A) Dwelling Units
(7)
Laundry, Utility, and Wet Bar Sinks. GFCI protection is required for all 15 and 20A, 125V receptacles located within an arc measurement of 6 ft from the dwelling unit laundry, utility, and wet bar sink. Figure 210-5


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