outlets for kitchen islands in Canada

ali80caJune 26, 2013

I seem to be spending a ridiculous amount of time trying to find outlets for the island simply to meet code. I like the sillites, but they aren't approved for canada, though they have been approved by inspectors before (according to company), I like flip up ones (mockett brand), they are approved for use in Canada but not recommended for the island because they aren't waterproof. No water on our island so I don't know if that would be an issue. They are expensive though. I like the pull up mockett, but it takes up a lot of room in the cabinet area. I don't even know if I would use them enough to warrant the cost. Anything out there that I havent found that you absolutely love and use???
I know I could go just for a typical box, but I would have to make sure there is room for that.
Appreciate any input!

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Carlon Pop-Up TR Receptacle.

Lets hope they still make them!

Here is a link that might be useful: Hardwired and GFCI!

This post was edited by saltcedar on Wed, Jun 26, 13 at 16:24

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 3:26PM
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Is that what you have saltcedar? They are prettier looking than the other popups Ive seen. If you have them, how are they holding up?

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 4:24PM
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Their outta my league. Retiree here.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 4:27PM
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Why not give the task to your electrician to let him/her find the solution?

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 1:05PM
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Saltcedar...look cool, thanks for the suggestion! Unfortunately I was told it did not have csa approval.

snidely, he is also looking for ideas, but we live in a small town and what he typically sees might not be all that is available. Besides, it never hurts to ask for suggestions!

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 5:22PM
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Who told you it's not approved? I've personally read that they
applied for approval and it was granted.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 7:27PM
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saltcedar, I wrote the following to tnb.ca

I came across your product KPR15GNKL and I am curious if it meets Canadian codes and if it is available in Canada? If it is where can it be purchased?

This was the response I received

Hi Alison,
Sadly, it does not have an CSA approvals.

That is all I am basing it on, but I am assuming the company knows what they are talking about?? Perhaps something has changed either in the product or the code??

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 8:08PM
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Ok, maybe code changes have made its approval obsolete.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 12:50AM
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Maybe...its a shame if thats the case, it was expensive but looked nice. I may ask my electrician if he knows the details about it, the print outs do say it is csa approved.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 12:16PM
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