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  1. #1
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    Default non gfci protected outlet

    hey all

    business is booming here--turned away a few---yeah

    had a new build today and had this outlet in laundry room, near sink and a gfci outlet at sink, but outlet for washing machine left of sink was not gfci protected. shouldn't be--it was only two feet from water

    thanks
    charlie

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    Default Re: non gfci protected outlet

    I personally do not call out receptacles intended for "washer" connections to be GFCI protected. Those close or above a laundry sink I do.

    rick


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    Default Re: non gfci protected outlet

    If the area has adopted the 08 the receptacle for the washer would reqiure GFI protection within 6' of the outside edge of the sink. There is no exception for a simplex receptacle.


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    Default Re: non gfci protected outlet

    RICK

    would you classify this one close enough, as your post stated

    charlie


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    Default Re: non GFCI protected outlet

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Port View Post
    If the area has adopted the 08 the receptacle for the washer would reqiure GFI protection within 6' of the outside edge of the sink. There is no exception for a simplex receptacle.
    Jim,

    That requirement in the 2008 NEC is the same as in the 2005 NEC, it has not been changed since it was added into the 2005 NEC.

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    Default Re: non gfci protected outlet

    Charlie,

    If the receptacle (outlet) is within 2ft. from the rim of the sink as you mentioned, it should be GFCI protected.

    rick


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