My Dad is a retired EE and former electrician. Chuck called him for advice frequently, as well as asking the helpful electrical department employees at Home Depot for information on current codes. A very new NEC (national electrical code) calls for tamper resistant, GFCI outlets in kitchens, and each must be accessible within 24 inches on a counter-top. Additionally, all counter top circuits must be 20 amp. Fortunately, we had updated our main electrical breakers six years ago and were able to accommodate these requirements. I must say, having a plug-in every three to four feet sounds awesome! We had relied on power strips to electrify our 1961 kitchen until now.
Chuck worked through the week and by Thursday night felt ready for the inspection, although worried a bit from a negative past experience with a over-zealous and controlling inspector. We had studied the city handout well and installed nail plates and made sure the Romax was 1.5 inches inside the studs. The inspector passed the rough in (RI) with a couple of minor suggestions to be fixed. Romax wires should be stacked in-side the staples instead of placed side by side and one minor re-wire between boxes. So Chuck rewarded himself on Friday by seeing the opening of the Prometheus movie while I chaperoned the last field trip of the year for our third grade daughter. The required electrical changes were completed by Friday Evening. Next project; insulating the outside walls.