Originally Posted by ChetP
Anyone know whether GFCI outlets located in a bathroom & basement (for washing machine hookup) are required to be grounded?
I believe EVERY outlet is required to be grounded, regardless of type of outlet or its location. In theory, I think the GFCI is supposed to trip before serious shock occurs, so the ground wouldn't be necessary. But I would assume that NEC would still require grounding because what if, in theory, the tripping mechanism in the GFCI stopped working properly without you knowing it? Then you would have to rely on the ground to protect you.