Are existing outdoor receptacles on an older home grandfathered?
If you want the features or advantages or protection of something new then you would not be asking the question of whether what used to be there is grandfathered.
Grandfathered means not complying with updated regulations but also not required to be upgraded or replaced yet.
Grounding (of the receptacle via equipment grounding conductor) protects equipment with or without a ground fault circuit interrupter. The GFCI protects people with or without the EGC in the wiring.
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Last edited by AllanJ; 11-29-2012 at 06:13 PM.