How far should a gfi be from a bathroom sink….ours was installed just 3 1/2 inches above the sink?

9 Responses to “How far should a gfi be from a bathroom sink….ours was installed just 3 1/2 inches above the sink?”

  1. HatesMondays Says:

    as far as breaking a code or not, it depends how old your residence is. if you want to double check, here is a great site you can look.

    http://en.allexperts.com/q/Electrical-Wiring-Home-1734/index_89.htm

  2. fortyninertu Says:

    That sounds a bit low but should cause no problems

  3. TIMOTHY H Says:

    Ideally you want any electrical outlet as far away from water as possible. GFCI has it’s own breaker built in so if it does get wet it will just trip, there shouldn’t be any chance of electrical shock if it is functioning properly.

  4. Becca Says:

    a gfi shouldn’t be installed right above a bathroom sink. It should be off to the side a little. I think its a code violation

  5. hoboson Says:

    You’re fine, that’s what the GFCI is made for.

  6. Chuck K Says:

    That’s ok.

  7. RoeB Says:

    Go to following site http://forums.mikeholt.com/ There are Electricians there discussing the code and if need be you can ask them directly on the forum..

  8. Jeffrey J Says:

    It may be a little close to look nice, but A: its perfectly safe, and B: the only thing in code is how close they must be (not how far away)

  9. Rex K Says:

    If it is easily accessable..it what else could you want..

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