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    Default Requirments for 2004 GFCI outlets in garage

    No GFCI outlet in basement garage for a house built in 2004. Was this a requirement ?? Is there a list of NEC codes for just GFCI outlets from previous years? TKS

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    Default Re: Requirments for 2004 GFCI outlets in garage

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    Default Re: Requirments for 2004 GFCI outlets in garage

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    Default Re: Requirments for 2004 GFCI outlets in garage

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Meier View Post
    Are you asking about GFCI protection for receptacles in those locations or are you asking if a receptacle is required?
    If the outlet has to be GFCI protected outlet.


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    Default Re: Requirments for 2004 GFCI outlets in garage

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Morris View Post
    If the outlet has to be GFCI protected outlet.
    SM - Did you not open the PDF that Jerry Peck posted and you said "Thanks" for?

    Also depends upon what the AHJ required/enforced at the time for that property.



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    Default Re: Requirments for 2004 GFCI outlets in garage

    When it comes to safety and electrical, today's requirements are my baseline. I call it out whether the house is 1 year or 100 years old.

    By the way, the "age" of the home when it comes to code compliance is not necessarily the same date as when the construction permit was approved. The permit date determines which code cycle governs construction.

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    Default Re: Requirments for 2004 GFCI outlets in garage

    The question should have been about receptacles, not outlets. Receptacles are outlets, but not all outlets are receptacles. GFI protection is rarely required for lighting outlets.

    All answers based on unamended National Electrical codes.

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    Default Re: Requirments for 2004 GFCI outlets in garage

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Funderburk View Post
    When it comes to safety and electrical, today's requirements are my baseline. I call it out whether the house is 1 year or 100 years old.
    So if a home is 50 years old you call out things like no AFCI's as a defect???


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    Thumbs up Re: Requirments for 2004 GFCI outlets in garage

    Thanks for that chart Jerry, very nice!

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    Default Re: Requirments for 2004 GFCI outlets in garage

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Morris View Post
    No GFCI outlet in basement garage for a house built in 2004. Was this a requirement ??
    To address the first part of the question - this is from the 1996 NEC (oldest I have on my computer, but this was *not* a new requirements in 1996):
    - 210.52(g) Basements and Garages. For a one-family dwelling, at least one receptacle outlet, in addition to any provided for laundry equipment, shall be installed in each basement and in each attached garage, and in each detached garage with electric power. See Sections 210-8(a)(2) and (a)(4).

    So, yes, there *should have been a receptacle outlet in that basement*, and, as the chart shows, that receptacle outlet *should have been - should be - GFCI protected*.

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    Default Re: Requirments for 2004 GFCI outlets in garage

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Filian View Post
    Thanks for that chart Jerry, very nice!
    Greg,

    You are welcome. Here is an AFCI chart.
    (I just noticed that the heading on that chart is "Receptacle" Outlets, and that I need to change that to just "Outlets" as it changed from "receptacle" outlets only to "outlets" in 2002.)

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