If his town/manici has adopted 08 code, ill personally run to your house right now and give you a big hug. :wink:Under the 08 or newer NEC GFI protection is required for receptacles in unfinished basements and crawlspaces. The simplex receptacle exemption has been removed.
The GFCI was tripping regularly when the pump operated? Holy crap! That indicates that the pump actually has a ground fault and is leaking current into the water. Modern GFCI's really don't trip without an actual ground fault. The only reason to avoid a GFCI on a sump pump circuit is if you have made a well-considered decision that flooding is more of a hazard than a ground fault. Personally, I would generally favor using a GFCI with some kind of power-off alarm to indicate a trip. If it trips, don't just reset it! There is an electrical problem to be solved.My house was built in 08 with an unfinished basement. the outlets in the open area was a gfi. the outlet for the sump was not.
however when i was finishing my basement as a tem outlet i put the gfi on my sump and it would et it off when in use. i was lucky i cought this because my basket was 3/4 way full.
The electrical code changed. There used to be an exemption for single receptacles or receptacles in dedicated space behind appliances. This has been removed.What specifically has changed? I have a refrigerator, washer and furnace in the basement all with dedicated circuits but no GFCI protection not to mention our dryer. hum.