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Old 12-27-2011, 08:59 PM   #1
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NEC 210-8(A)2 & 5 All 125-volt, single-phase, 15-, and 20- ampere recepticles installed in locations specified in (1) through (8) shall have ground fault circuit interrupter protection for personnel.


Does the above NEC requirement allow me to forgo installing 240 volt gfci breakers for my table saw (20 amp), dust collector (30amp), and planer (20amp) in my detached garage building/shop?

All the readily accesible 120v plugs I planned for GFCI's as required. I wasn't for the 240v stuff.



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As you posted only the 120 volt requires the GFI protection. The 240 volt circuits do not require it.

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I'd say it does.


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Thanks for the replies.

I kind of found the answer from Mike Holt's youtube forums while you guys were posting. The only place it came up as a requirement was in boat dock lifts. It is required there, and it seems on 240 volt hot tub pumps.

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Thanks for the replies.

I kind of found the answer from Mike Holt's youtube forums while you guys were posting. The only place it came up as a requirement was in boat dock lifts. It is required there, and it seems on 240 volt hot tub pumps.

Thanks for the help.
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What, you mean the NEC has not been telling everything for as long as it has been out.
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Thanks for the replies.

I kind of found the answer from Mike Holt's youtube forums while you guys were posting. The only place it came up as a requirement was in boat dock lifts. It is required there, and it seems on 240 volt hot tub pumps.

Thanks for the help.
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GFCI protection is required in many more places than the two you mention. I bet you have several more instances in your house.
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GFCI protection is required in many more places than the two you mention. I bet you have several more instances in your house.
It's only for the detached shed and the 3 tools mentions above, nothing done in the house in this project.

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