All references are based on the 2014 edition of the NEC. GFCI Goof Up Perhaps the installer did not completely read all of the blueprints for this job, but somehow this GFCI receptacle was placed in a spot where it ended up directly behind this stairway railing. While this is certainly inconvenient, it also creates a few Code violations. Section 210.8 requires this GFCI receptacle to be installed in a readily accessible location. There is virtually no way to work on this receptacle now ...

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