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Jeremy Hillary Boob, PhD 11-28-2008 05:25 PM

GFCI and garbage disposal
Is it necessary for a garbage disposal be on a gfci-protected circuit? If not, is it a good idea? It seems to me it would be, since I've always got wet hands when I flip the disposal switch.

While I'm at it, should a dishwasher be gfci-protected?


Speedy Petey 11-28-2008 06:11 PM

No. Neither one requires it. And given the fact that I do this for a living it is my opinion that neither one needs it either.

What does flipping the switch with a wet hand matter? What about the bath fan? Kitchen lights? Garage lights? All these areas you could have wet hands.

rgsgww 11-28-2008 07:01 PM

Unless required by the manufacturer (I really doubt that), No.

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