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H2O Engr 01-20-2010 11:53 AM

Garage GFCI Circuits
Other than convenience outlets, what circuits need to be GFCI in a garage? Single outlet receptacles on the ceiling for the garage door openers? Ceiling-mounted duplex outlets for T8 fluorescent fixtures? Dedicated circuits with wall-mounted 110V single outlets for welder and compressor?

Scuba_Dave 01-20-2010 12:02 PM

Are you in Canada?
Here everthing has to be GFCI, even the garage door opener outlet(s) now

H2O Engr 01-20-2010 12:13 PM

Virginia. I was looking for NEC code exceptions for dedicated circuit outlets, but I guess there are none. Will just GFCI-breaker all circuits.

Scuba_Dave 01-20-2010 12:14 PM

They did away with the exceptions in NEC 2008
oh..No VA...I was thinking Nova Scotia :laughing:

Speedy Petey 01-20-2010 02:45 PM

ALL 15 & 20 amp 120v exceptions.

kbsparky 01-20-2010 07:02 PM

Virginia is on the 2005 Code. Ceiling outlets, door openers, etc. do not need to be GFCI protected. Nor do single outlets for specific appliances located within a dedicated space.

H2O Engr 01-20-2010 07:22 PM

When I applied for my subpanel permit, I asked the inspector what electrical code he followed. He said IRC and that it was more lenient than the NEC. I wasn't sure what to make of that statement and really don't want to ask him TOO many questions before the inspection.

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