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    Is it "legal" to install the garbage disposal on/off switch directly over the kitchen sink- up about 8-10inches?

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    Licensed Electrical Contractor Speedy Petey's Avatar
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    Legal, yes.
    Practical, no.
    Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC. If you're on the '14 already I feel sorry for you.

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    Thank you. We were told by an electrician that it was a code violation so were thinking of having it moved.

    You say it is legal though. Are there different rules in different counties and states? I'm in Alexandria, Virginia.

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    Certainly could be. You'd have to check with your local code office.
    Or you could ask him for a code citation for the violation.
    Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC. If you're on the '14 already I feel sorry for you.

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    I will follow your advice. Thank you!

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    Mine is in the cabinet so that you have to open the door to run it. Makes for no classic oops starts.

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