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Old 11-08-2011, 06:46 PM   #1
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I want to do a panel swap from 100amp fuses to 100amp breakers. My house is older and some wire is not grounded (old black crap), and some is newer and grounded. When i do the swap and get it inspected, will I be required to put GFI's at the panel to protect each ungrounded circuit?


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Old 11-08-2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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You do not have to put gfi breakers in the panel. The rept that are on any of the non grounded circuits have to be 2 prong or gfi with the sticker no equipment ground.

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Old 11-09-2011, 10:37 AM   #3
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You actually have to do nothing. The panel change does not affect anything already installed previously. Your inspector most likely will not look at anything but the new panel and the service.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:44 AM   #4
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I agree with JV. Also the GFI protection would only be needed if you wanted to install 3 prong receptacles on an ungrounded wiring method.
Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
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