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Old 10-23-2012, 07:49 PM   #16
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Barring local amendments, the 2008 code requires all basement recepts to be GFI protected. There is no exception for single recepts or above 7'.
Thanks, when I rip out the walls, I will replace the boxes and outlets. If all the receptacles are on the same circuit, I only put one at the head of line right?

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Also, do I need to put GFCI or AFCI breakers in the panel to protect the stuff down there? I just had the panel replaced and it passed rough a s final with no GFCI or AFCI breakers
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Also, do I need to put GFCI or AFCI breakers in the panel to protect the stuff down there? I just had the panel replaced and it passed rough a s final with no GFCI or AFCI breakers
If your are not adding any additional wiring or devices GFI or AFCI not required.
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If your are not adding any additional wiring or devices GFI or AFCI not required.
So then if I am running new home runs to put stuff on it's own circuit I do need to then? Correct?
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Barring local amendments, the 2008 code requires all basement recepts to be GFI protected. There is no exception for single recepts or above 7'.
Does this apply if the basement is finished?
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Receptacles in the unfinished portions of the basement require GFI protection. A finished basement does not.
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This would depend on what code cycle the OP is on... 2005 I believe is the only code cycle that allows this.
The OP lives in New Jersey. Here is a thread I started for New Jersey. Post #14 addresses GFI protection specifically. Additionally, the work falls under the Re-Hab subcode which modifys some of the NEC requirments as well.

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