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    Default GFCI requirement

    Is a GFCI required at a gas log fireplace switch located near a sink?

    I think yes and intend to report that this switch is not GFCI protected unless there is a reason I should not.

    Are there any reasons not to call this?

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    Default Re: GFCI requirement

    I don't know of any requirements for switches to be GFI protected. There are disposals, lights and all kinds of other equipment very close to sinks that are not GFI protected..... I'd say you're heading down the short road of looking bad but maybe someone else will have different advice.


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    Default Re: GFCI requirement

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Fellman View Post
    I don't know of any requirements for switches to be GFI protected. There are disposals, lights and all kinds of other equipment very close to sinks that are not GFI protected..... I'd say you're heading down the short road of looking bad but maybe someone else will have different advice.

    I agree with the above, there is no requirement for GFCI's for a switch, and to make up requirements is wrong.


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    Default Re: GFCI requirement

    I agree with both of the above. Why would this switch need GFI protection any more than any other switch? Even a switch 1" outside the footprint of a tub or shower does not require GFI protection.


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    Default Re: GFCI requirement

    Thanks a bunch. Late night writing - not thinking clearly. As soon I read your posts I got that stupid feeling.

    Have a great day.


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    Default Re: GFCI requirement

    Gas log control switches are wired with low voltage wiring, the circulation fan control switches, if installed, may be 120V. Some types may differ but this is what I have seen during phase inspections.

    Bruce King, B.A. King Home Inspections, LLC
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