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Old 09-02-2015, 04:32 PM   #61
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I just can't understand why so many people cut corners, installing pipes like that in a door casing...
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:12 PM   #62
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I have a spare GFCI outlet from 3-set that I bought earlier this year. Would this lower outlet that the pipe heater plugs into warrant me replacing it with a GFCI outlet, since it's in a space with exposed plumbing, or would it just be good practice? (Mind you, the entire panel is at risk too lol)

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The heater doesn't say it needs a GFCI though, I'm just thinking precaution:

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Old 09-04-2015, 04:31 PM   #63
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I would not bother with the GFCI.
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:51 PM   #64
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Any particular reason?
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By definition this is not a wet location.
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And by definition a garage is (a wet space)?:

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I don't understand.
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Your house and wiring appear to predate all the codes in the above table. Heat tape itself is submersible. If you want to install a GFCI go for it. By law you are not required to update your home's preexisting wiring to the latest code.
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Ok good point. I'll leave it as is.
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