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distance of sockets from kitchen sink

Postby brickiepaul » Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:35 pm

Hi all, just wondering if there is a certian distance a socket/spur has to be away from a kitchen sink??, I know you shouldn't be able to touch a socket/spur if standing at a sink but applying that theory alone kinda depends on how long somebodys arms are!!

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Postby sparx » Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:18 pm

Hi Paul,
assuming you are aware of part p regs for kitchen....
there is no set distance under IEE regs. you could put a socket directly above sink as long as its IP rating was suitable ie an IP65 outdoor type!!!
however as no one would like the looks of them in a kitchen then rule of thumb is you put it far enough away not to get wet from spray of taps rebounding off of washing-up!
Usually 300mm is considered ok from edge of sink/drainer,
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