Does the outlet under the island counter overhang meet electric code?

sd39January 27, 2014
This photo shows 2 electric outlets on the island. Does the outlet beneath the countertop overhang where the seats are located meet electric code? If yes, why? The overhang appears to be longer than 6 inches. Thank-you.
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Fred S
No, the one under the overhang is under too far to count as one of the "required" outlets. There is probably one on the other side that counts. Due to the small space on each side of the cooktop, and the drawer arrangement on the side of the island, the outlet under the overhang may actually be the more practical and safe one to actually use. It is not against code to have extra outlets that would not otherwise be where code requires them.
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sd39
Thank-you for the helpful information!
    Bookmark   January 27, 2014 at 6:03PM
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Elaine Morrison Interiors
Fred, your are right!
    Bookmark   March 20, 2014 at 3:06PM
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mcb8
Are we allowed to put the one electrical outlet of our kitchen island under the 12 inch overhang where seats are located and comply with electrical code?
    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 7:26AM
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Fred S
If you can't read the response above, I am not going to repeat it.
1 Like    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 10:43AM
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Elaine Morrison Interiors
I would not have placed it there if it was not to code!
    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 11:10PM
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