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Planning to have a bathroom with 2 sinks in a 63 inch wide

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Planning to have a bathroom with 2 sinks in a 63 inch wide alcove. I will need an electrical
outlet for a shaver, toothbrushes, etc. Since 2 people will be using the 2 sinks, probably at the same time, does the NEC code specify an outlet on both sides of the alcove so people will not be stretching electrical cords across the sink while others are using the sink?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 2 years ago.
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1) Shown below is the verbiage from the NEC in regards ***** ***** bathroom receptacles.
Bathroom receptacles must be GFCI-protected [210.8(A)(1)]. In bathrooms, install at least one 15A or 20A, 125V receptacle within 3 ft of the outside edge of each basin [210.52(D)]. Locate it on a wall or partition adjacent to the basin counter surface or on the side or face of the basin cabinet not more than 12 in. below the countertop. Receptacle outlet assemblies listed for this specific use may be installed in the countertop [210.52(D)]
2) In the NEC Handbook, they show 2 different examples where a bathroom has two separate sinks. One receptacle is installed on the back wall in the middle of the two sinks. The 2nd example shows a receptacle located to the left of one sink and another receptacle to the right of the second sink.
3) For convenience purposes as well as to provide a sufficient amount of outlet openings, I recommend on installing two separate receptacles.
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Expert:  Kevin replied 2 years ago.
In addition, the bathroom also needs to reside on a 20 amp circuit.
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