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Old 05-03-2012, 09:13 AM   #1
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if a 110v receptacle is located near a water faucet on the inside of a building, does it need to be GFCI protected? no sink involved.
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if a 110v receptacle is located near a water faucet on the inside of a building, does it need to be GFCI protected? no sink involved.
You have an inside faucet and no sink?
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faucet is for a hose to wash off parts or walls
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Define "near".

I believe in the "spirit" of the code, the receptacle should be GFI protected within 6' of the faucet.
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i too believe it should be protected as it is within 6ft of the faucet, but the nec is a little vague on this exact scenario. this is an industrial bldg.
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What type of industrial building? That may dictate more than just a general GFI code.
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an industrial fabrication plant. an ice making machine is also located beside the faucet and is utilizing this receptacle
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After specifically looking, I think any 120 V recept in the area that you wash the parts or walls would need to be GFI protected.

210.8 (B)(6) specifies indoor wet locations in non-dwelling units, need to be GFI protected.

Location, Wet. Installations underground or in concrete
slabs or masonry in direct contact with the earth; in locations
subject to saturation with water or other liquids, such
as vehicle washing areas;
and in unprotected locations exposed
to weather.
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