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Old 02-03-2009, 08:35 AM   #1
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After reading another post about the fridge tripping the GFI I have a question about something i've read before. I have read that the fridge can trip the GFI and when you run a kitchen GFI you should run the home run to the fridge first and then to the other outlets. Also have read that the fridge doesn't need to be GFI protected and you should put the GFI in the next outlet after the fridge? Is this true that the fridge doesn't need to be GFI protected? Thanks

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According to 210.8 (A)(6) only countertop (small appliance) receptacles need to be GFCI, and, any receptacle within 6 feet of a sink.
There may be local codes that may require others to be GFCI.

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have read that the fridge doesn't need to be GFI protected and you should put the GFI in the next outlet after the fridge? Is this true that the fridge doesn't need to be GFI protected? Thanks
In residential, yes

In commercial applications (restaurants) , all 120V kitchen receps must be protected.
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:46 AM   #4
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Agreed not required to be gfci. This of course will depend on if your using a gfci breaker that protects the entire branch circuit or point of use gfci like a receptacle. If gfci breaker then you would need to use the exception that allows a dedicated 15 or 20 amp branch circuit for the refrigerator.
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:55 AM   #5
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I ran a dedicated circuit for my fridge, 12g wire - 15a breaker
I don't want to risk having the breaker kick due to an appliance plugged in on the small appliance circuit
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I ran a dedicated circuit for my fridge, 12g wire - 15a breaker
12g wire - 15a breaker? You have a lot of 12 laying around or something?
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12g wire - 15a breaker?
Hey, it never hurts to oversize wire. It's like spraying teflon on those electrons.
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12g wire - 15a breaker? You have a lot of 12 laying around or something?
Yes actually I do
I installed it as it was a fairly short run
And just in case the wife decided she wanted a huge fridge that needed more power. I kinda think that a 26 cu ft fridge is big, but the wife gets what the wife wants in regards to the kitchen

I also ran 12g wire to the AC on the 1st & 2nd floors, also fed with a 15a breaker. Again just in case we decide to install bigger AC. That would be my decision - I hate sleeping on hot weather

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