Code Compliance

At C & T Electric we strictly adhere to, and comply with, the local and national electrical codes as dictated by the National Electrical Code (NEC), which is published by the U.S. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 70).  C & T Electric's extensively trained and licensed technicians comply with all local and state codes.

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  • You can only install GFCI (ground fault current interrupter) receptacles in bathrooms.
  • There must be a receptacle within 3 feet of the outside edge of sink basin.
  • No receptacles face-up on countertops.
  • Because some receptacles power high-wattage devices like hair dryers, there must be at least one separate 20 amp. branch circuit.

General Rooms

  • There should be wall receptacles every 12 feet.
  • Receptacles should be on any wall space that is more than 24 inches wide.
  • No receptacles face-up on countertops.
  • Hallways more than 10 feet in length must have at least one receptacle.


  • All countertop receptacles must be GFCI.
  • There can be no receptacles more than 20 inches above countertops. (Exceptions are for the physically handicapped and for islands or peninsulas where this is not possible).
  • There should be receptacles above all countertops that are 12 inches or wider.
  • No face-up receptacles.
  • At least one receptacle should be located on islands or peninsulas.
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    Address 3775 Hillabee Road,
    Alexander City, Alabama 35010
    Tel (256) 234-0007
    Fax (256) 234-0211
    Email bree@candtelectricllc.com


    Address P.O. Box 935,
    Alexander City, Alabama 35011

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