What is the NEC code violation, in the attached drawing. Don't need the actual answer. Just where to look in the NEC code book. Thank You
210.52(B)(1), 210.52(B)(2), 210.52(B)(3)(C)(1).
[Assuming residential] one cannot tell from the picture. I'd have to measure from the counter breaks to see if there is a receptacle within 2-foot. The picture doesn't show this one way or the other. It appears that there is a nook circuit that is only a 15-amp circuit - this is a no-no. Also it appears that the nook circuit is may have lighting on with it. Again, it's not the best picture with those dashes, so I'm not 100% sure.
I ended up choosing the 15amp branch circuit as the violation. Article 210.52 (B) (1) States that in a kitchen, pantry, breakfast room, dining room or similar area of a dwelling, two or more 20amp small appliance branch circuits required by 210.11 (C) (1) shall serve all wall and floor receptacle outlets covered by 210.52 (C), and receptacle outlets for refrigeration equipment.
It's a lot of things. Now, that I take a fresh look, there is only one small appliance branch circuit. It isn't the best picture or question because there can be so many right answers.
My apologies, not the best online school material. Thanks again for the help.
210.10(C)(1) and 210.52(B) the kitchen receptacles are required to be served by 2 20A branch circuits. This would include the wall receptacles.
your feeders, i.e., 12/2 and 14/2 do not seem to have grounding conductors per 200.2 and 200.3. they should be 12/2G and 14/2G... and perhaps a dedicated receptacle for the refrigerator of which there is none
the way the right side overhead light fixture is wired doesn't make sense - the receptacle circuit runs through the light switch for the right light fixture. The right light should be wired more like the left light where it is fed from a receptacle and has the switch off on a branch. The way it is now, the switch for right light acts more like a JB and would turn on/off everything down stream of it.
Non-electrician here. I remember being told not to daisy chain the GFCI's like that. don't they interfere with each other? I was taught the first one in the line would protect all the downstream outlets.
Not sure from picture. Doesn't all kitchen receptacles now have to be AFCI and GFCI protected? Since 2014 edition?
"The National Electrical Manufacturers Association took this idea a step further by developing its own proposal, which suggested AFCI use in all 120-volt, single phase, 15- and 20-ampere branch circuits in all dwelling units, not merely for the rooms listed in the 2011 NEC.
The panel did agree to expand the use of AFCIs incrementally by adding kitchens to the list, but it rejected the device's use in all 15- and 20-amp branch circuits."
I learn new infomration everything I read this blog. Thanks for the info.
Richard, you are correct. I am using 2017 version and all kitchen must now be AFCI and GFCI.
ANOTHER VIOLATION DISCOVERED!
I am curious to know the name of the "online course."
Its Penn Fosters Residential Electrician course. And, it has been extremely confusing.
I see two violations 210.52(A)(1), because of 210.52(C). Receptacle outlets serving the countertop shall not be considered as the receptacle outlets required in 210.52(A). Then you have 210.52(B)(1) only one small appliance branch circuit.
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