Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-07-2010, 04:05 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: portland, OR
Posts: 151
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

refrigerator on GFCI?


I'm rewiring my garage and I know all the receptacles need to be GFCI protected.

How about my old garage fridge? I seem to remember that it's not a good idea to put one on a gfci. Should I keep one receptacle non protected for this?

__________________
I'm gonna hurl myself against the wall
because I'd rather feel bad than not feel anything at all
Warren Zevon
handifoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2010, 04:15 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 17,248
Rewards Points: 0
Default

refrigerator on GFCI?


Under NEC 2008 all garage receptacles must be GFCI protected

Scuba_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2010, 12:12 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nashua, NH, USA
Posts: 6,951
Rewards Points: 16
Default

refrigerator on GFCI?


You will at least lower the chances of the GFCI tripping and shutting off your refrigerator if you run the power feed first to the 'fridge outlet box and give that box its own GFCI receptacle unit with load terminals unused.

The next GFCI receptacle, downstream, can protect the rest of the circuit.
__________________
Stop wasting time re-adjusting the pattern. Have several lawn sprinklers, one for each pattern.
AllanJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2010, 11:24 AM   #4
Just call me Andrew
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 2,252
Rewards Points: 0
Default

refrigerator on GFCI?


Quote:
Originally Posted by AllanJ View Post
You will at least lower the chances of the GFCI tripping and shutting off your refrigerator if you run the power feed first to the 'fridge outlet box and give that box its own GFCI receptacle unit with load terminals unused.

The next GFCI receptacle, downstream, can protect the rest of the circuit.

Good thinking, Allan.
__________________
Andrew

secutanudu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Freezer tripping GFCI davidclements Appliances 57 08-13-2014 08:14 PM
GFCI Stumper ksqrdks Electrical 2 04-03-2010 06:24 AM
new gfci on new circuit pops rtoni Electrical 39 11-15-2008 10:18 AM
GFCI Question Mdbuilder Electrical 6 06-19-2008 03:15 PM
GFCI questions 5circles Electrical 4 11-05-2007 08:24 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.