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Old 03-13-2011, 12:32 PM   #1
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Faceless GFCI or GFCI Breaker? installing an air tub in upstairs bathroom in normal tub space, should i use a gfi breaker or dead front gfi? what would you use if you had a choice? i know a dead front would be convienent if it trips, but if its installed right, it shouldnt really trip that much so a breaker would be good as well. if using dead front where should it be located? not under skirt of course.


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Old 03-13-2011, 12:41 PM   #2
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Whats a dead front?

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sorry, faceless gfci or blank front gfci . i was reading another post and they called it a dead front gfci, it was stuck in my head, somone gave the same answer you did lol.
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The deadfront GFI will be about 1/3 the cost of a GFI breaker.
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I'd install a dead front GFCI on a wall nearby. It's cheaper than a GFCI breaker, and more convenient to reset.
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