How close can an electrical outlet be to a kitchen sink?
Furthermore, how far does a GFCI have to be from a kitchen sink?
The NEC (NFPA 70 2011 edition) requires GFCI receptacles in kitchens of dwelling units where the receptacles are installed to serve the countertop surfaces. It does not mention a distance requirement in kitchens. The distance requirement of 1.8 meters (6 feet) is for sinks located in areas other than kitchens.
Similarly, how close can an outlet be to a stove? That means that for a kitchen in which the countertop extends to the sink (as most do), there will be a GFCI protected receptacle within 24" of a sink, and where the countertop abuts an electric stove, there will be a receptacle within 24" of the edge of the stove.
Just so, what is the maximum distance between outlets on a kitchen counter?
In the kitchen, countertop outlets should be no farther than 48 inches away from each other. This spacing is based on the average length of electrical cord found on most small kitchen appliances.
Is GFCI required under sink?
There are no requirements in National Electrical Code (NEC) that a residential disposal must be GFCI protected. It also requires GFCI protection for receptacles within 6' of a sink, but only sinks not in a kitchen. The 2014 edition added 210.8(D), which requires dwelling unit dishwashers to be GFCI protected.