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Old 05-22-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Is GFCI required on a dish washer and garbage disposal? Both can be reached from the sink. They are on the same circuit breaker so adding with it a new GFCI breaker would be easy.

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Only if local codes require it, which few do.

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not required in my area but not a bad idea. I have my DW and disposer on a 20 amp GFCI circuit breaker.
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Not an NEC requirement.
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Ok, thanks guys. I'll probably get the standard breaker replaced with a GFCI since the two units are so close to the sink.
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Ok, thanks guys. I'll probably get the standard breaker replaced with a GFCI since the two units are so close to the sink.
If it makes you feel better.

I have done hundreds of these and none are on a GFI.

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