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Old 09-07-02, 11:25 PM
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spare refridgerator

Fridges/freezer combo needs a dedicated 20A circuit right? thinking of adding a spare to my garage as I can have it for free if I pick it up. THanks -Josh
 
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Old 09-08-02, 05:42 AM
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Not always is a dedicated needed. Check the nameplate in the unit to see how much current it draws. Mine draws about 11 amps, so I used a dedicated.
 
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Old 09-08-02, 06:55 AM
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If you care for the contents, you won't put it on a GFCI receptacle.

OT, but of note, you received if for free most likely because
it is not as effecient as new models.
 
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Old 09-08-02, 06:28 PM
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out of curiousity why not on a gfci circuit or receptacle? THanks-Josh
 
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Old 09-08-02, 07:04 PM
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In case the GFCI trips, you will lose all the food. The rule of thumb (not an NEC rule) is to never put anything on a GFCI that will be a disaster if the GFCI trips. This includes food storage, sump pumps, iron lung machines, smoke detectors, etc. Normally, all receptacles in a garage must be GFCI protected, but there are exceptions. A receptacle located in a space dedicated for a not-easily-moved appliance is one such exception. You should install a single receptacle (not a duplex receptacle) for this purpose.
 
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Old 09-08-02, 10:02 PM
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You guys are good! I was specifically planning to put it on a gfci but now Ill go standard. It pays to ask Thanks again-Josh
 
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