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International Residential Code 2018 (IRC 2018)

Part I — Administrative

Part II — Definitions

Part III — Building Planning and Construction

Part IV — Energy Conservation

Part V — Mechanical

Part VI — Fuel Gas

Part VII — Plumbing

Part VIII — Electrical

Part IX — Referenced Standards

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Chapter 39 Power and Lighting Distribution

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Electrical requirements under the scope of this subcode shall be regulated by the electrical subcode, N.J.A.C. 5:23-3.16.

Section E3901 Receptacle Outlets

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E3901.1 General

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E3901.2 General Purpose Receptacle Distribution

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E3901.2.1 Spacing

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E3901.2.2 Wall Space

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E3901.2.3 Floor Receptacles

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E3901.2.4 Countertop and Similar Work Surface Receptacles Outlets

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E3901.3 Small Appliance Receptacles

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E3901.3.1 Other Outlets Prohibited

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E3901.3.2 Limitations

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E3901.4 Countertop and Work Surface Receptacles

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E3901.4.1 Wall Countertop Space

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E3901.4.2 Island Countertop Spaces

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E3901.4.3 Peninsular Countertop Space

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E3901.4.4 Separate Spaces

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E3901.4.5 Receptacle Outlet Location

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E3901.5 Appliance Receptacle Outlets

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E3901.6 Bathroom

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E3901.7 Outdoor Outlets

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E3901.8 Laundry Areas

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E3901.9 Basements, Garages and Accessory Buildings

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E3901.10 Hallways

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E3901.11 Foyers

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E3901.12 HVAC Outlet

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Section E3902 Ground-Fault and Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection

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E3902.1 Bathroom Receptacles

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E3902.2 Garage and Accessory Building Receptacles

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E3902.3 Outdoor Receptacles

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E3902.4 Crawl Space Receptacles and Lighting Outlets

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E3902.5 Unfinished Basement Receptacles

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E3902.6 Kitchen Receptacles

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E3902.7 Sink Receptacles

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E3902.8 Bathtub or Shower Stall Receptacles

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E3902.9 Laundry Areas

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E3902.10 Kitchen Dishwasher Branch Circuit

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E3902.11 Boathouse Receptacles

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E3902.12 Boat Hoists

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E3902.13 Electrically Heated Floors

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E3902.14 Location of Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupters

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E3902.15 Location of Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupters

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E3902.16 Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection

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E3902.17 Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection for Branch Circuit Extensions or Modifications

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Section E3903 Lighting Outlets

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E3903.1 General

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E3903.2 Habitable Rooms

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E3903.3 Additional Locations

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E3903.3.1 Stairway Lighting Outlet Control

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E3903.4 Storage or Equipment Spaces

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Section E3904 General Installation Requirements

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E3904.1 Electrical Continuity of Metal Raceways and Enclosures

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E3904.2 Mechanical Continuity—Raceways and Cables

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E3904.3 Securing and Supporting

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E3904.3.1 Prohibited Means of Support

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E3904.4 Raceways as Means of Support

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E3904.5 Raceway Installations

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E3904.6 Conduit and Tubing Fill

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E3904.7 Air Handling-Stud Cavity and Joist Spaces

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Section E3905 Boxes, Conduit Bodies and Fittings

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E3905.1 Box, Conduit Body or Fitting—Where Required

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E3905.1.1 Equipment

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E3905.1.2 Protection

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E3905.1.3 Integral Enclosure

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E3905.1.4 Fitting

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E3905.1.5 Buried Conductors

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E3905.1.6 Luminaires

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E3905.2 Metal Boxes

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E3905.3 Nonmetallic Boxes

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E3905.3.1 Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable and Nonmetallic Boxes

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E3905.3.2 Securing to Box

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E3905.3.3 Conductor Rating

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E3905.4 Minimum Depth of Boxes for Outlets, Devices, and Utilization Equipment

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E3905.4.1 Outlet Boxes Without Enclosed Devices or Utilization Equipment

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E3905.4.2 Utilization Equipment

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E3905.5 Boxes Enclosing Flush-Mounted Devices

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E3905.6 Boxes at Luminaire Outlets

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E3905.6.1 Vertical Surface Outlets

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E3905.6.2 Ceiling Outlets

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E3905.7 Floor Boxes

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E3905.8 Boxes at Fan Outlets

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E3905.9 Utilization Equipment

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E3905.10 Conduit Bodies and Junction, Pull and Outlet Boxes to Be Accessible

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E3905.11 Damp or Wet Locations

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E3905.12 Number of Conductors in Outlet, Device, and Junction Boxes, and Conduit Bodies

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E3905.12.1 Box Volume Calculations

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E3905.12.1.1 Standard Boxes

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E3905.12.1.2 Other Boxes

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E3905.12.2 Box Fill Calculations

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E3905.12.2.1 Conductor Fill

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E3905.12.2.2 Clamp Fill

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E3905.12.2.3 Support Fittings Fill

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E3905.12.2.4 Device or Equipment Fill

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E3905.12.2.5 Equipment Grounding Conductor Fill

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E3905.12.3 Conduit Bodies

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E3905.12.3.1 Splices, Taps or Devices

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E3905.12.3.2 Short-Radius Conduit Bodies

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Section E3906 Installation of Boxes, Conduit Bodies and Fittings

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E3906.1 Conductors Entering Boxes, Conduit Bodies or Fittings

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E3906.1.1 Insulated Fittings

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E3906.2 Openings

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E3906.3 Metal Boxes and Conduit Bodies

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E3906.4 Unused Openings

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E3906.5 Flush-Mounted Installations

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E3906.6 Noncombustible Surfaces

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E3906.7 Surface Extensions

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E3906.8 Supports

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E3906.8.1 Surface Mounting

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E3906.8.2 Structural Mounting

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E3906.8.2.1 Nails and Screws

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E3906.8.2.2 Braces

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E3906.8.3 Mounting in Finished Surfaces

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E3906.8.4 Raceway Supported Enclosures Without Devices or Fixtures

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E3906.8.5 Raceway Supported Enclosures, With Devices or Luminaire

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E3906.8.6 Enclosures in Concrete or Masonry

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E3906.9 Covers and Canopies

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E3906.10 Covers and Plates

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E3906.11 Exposed Combustible Finish

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E3906.12 Separable Attachment Fittings

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Section E3907 Cabinets and Panelboards

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E3907.1 Space Within Switch and Overcurrent Device Enclosures

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E3907.1.1 Power Monitoring Equipment

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E3907.2 Damp and Wet Locations

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E3907.3 Position in Wall

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E3907.4 Repairing Noncombustible Surfaces

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E3907.5 Unused Openings

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E3907.6 Conductors Entering Cabinets

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E3907.7 Openings to Be Closed

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E3907.8 Cables

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E3907.9 Wire-Bending Space Within an Enclosure Containing a Panelboard

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E3907.9.1 Top and Bottom Wire-Bending Space

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E3907.9.2 Side Wire-Bending Space

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E3907.9.3 Back Wire-Bending Space

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Section E3908 Grounding

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E3908.1 Metal Enclosures

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E3908.2 Equipment Fastened in Place or Connected by Permanent Wiring Methods (Fixed)

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E3908.3 Specific Equipment Fastened in Place (Fixed) or Connected by Permanent Wiring Methods

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E3908.4 Effective Ground-Fault Current Path

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E3908.5 Earth as a Ground-Fault Current Path

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E3908.6 Load-Side Grounded Conductor Neutral

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E3908.7 Load-Side Equipment

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E3908.8 Types of Equipment Grounding Conductors

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E3908.8.1 Flexible Metal Conduit

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E3908.8.2 Liquid-Tight Flexible Metal Conduit

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E3908.8.3 Nonmetallic Sheathed Cable (Type NM)

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E3908.9 Equipment Fastened in Place or Connected by Permanent Wiring Methods

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E3908.10 Methods of Equipment Grounding

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E3908.11 Equipment Grounding Conductor Installation

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E3908.12 Equipment Grounding Conductor Size

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E3908.12.1 Multiple Circuits

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E3908.13 Continuity and Attachment of Equipment Grounding Conductors to Boxes

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E3908.14 Connecting Receptacle Grounding Terminal to Box

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E3908.15 Metal Boxes

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E3908.16 Nonmetallic Boxes

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E3908.17 Clean Surfaces

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E3908.18 Bonding Other Enclosures

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E3908.19 Size of Equipment Bonding Jumper on Load Side of an Overcurrent Device

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E3908.20 Installation Equipment Bonding Jumper

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E3908.20.1 Inside Raceway or Enclosure

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E3908.20.2 Outside Raceway or Enclosure

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E3908.20.3 Protection

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Section E3909 Flexible Cords

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E3909.1 Where Permitted

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E3909.2 Loading and Protection

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E3909.3 Splices

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E3909.4 Attachment Plugs

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