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Old 01-20-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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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?

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

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Virginia. I was looking for NEC code exceptions for dedicated circuit outlets, but I guess there are none. Will just GFCI-breaker all circuits.
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They did away with the exceptions in NEC 2008
oh..No VA...I was thinking Nova Scotia
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ALL 15 & 20 amp 120v receptacles.....no exceptions.
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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.
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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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