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Old 03-28-2011, 11:12 AM   #1
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What style breaker for unfinished/basement area


I would like to know what style breaker to use that a chest freezer would be plugged into. The freezer is placed in the unfinished side of a basement (ie furnace room area). I have been using AFCI breakers for the finished areas, but not clear on if the freezer needs AFCI,GFCI of standard.

Also, am I understanding the code correctly, that outlets located in the unfinished area, need to be GFCI protected?

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Yes. If it's unfinished, it needs GFCI protection. But a breaker is expensive. Just use a GFCI receptacle.

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Wouldn't a GFCI be tripped each time the freezer's compressors start up?
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Wouldn't a GFCI be tripped each time the freezer's compressors start up?
Not if the compressor is in good working order.
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