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helpless handyman 04-19-2008 08:53 PM

GFCI Outlets in Basement
 
Hi everyone, are GFCI outlets required in basements, besides bathroom and laundry room? I am making a playroom for the kids and was wondering if the outlets have to be GFCI on the walls? Thanks.

jbfan 04-19-2008 09:09 PM

If the space is considered finished, it does not require gfci's.

If you are worried that they may play with the outlets, the the cost is minaml to protect it with gfci.

helpless handyman 04-19-2008 09:14 PM

Thanks, yes space will be finished. I might just put one and feed the rest of the outlets from the GFCI. I will put one on each side, makes any sense?

jbfan 04-19-2008 09:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by helpless handyman (Post 117624)
Thanks, yes space will be finished. I might just put one and feed the rest of the outlets from the GFCI. I will put one on each side, makes any sense?

Yes, if you are installing 2 circuits, otherwise 1 is all you need.

helpless handyman 04-20-2008 10:23 PM

Thanks jbfan:thumbsup: Yes, I am installing 2 circuits, 7 outlets on each.


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