New garage wiring...

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Old 12-21-03, 03:01 PM
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New garage wiring...

My garage had only 1 outlet in the wall - 3 in the ceiling - 1 duplex for every garage door opener...

I ran a new 15 amp circuit from the panel box using 14/2 into 4 Duplex receptacles.

The wiring in the garage is enclosed in sealed (glued) PVC and mounted on the wall of the garage - along the base of the sheetrock walls - and then comes up to 2 double gang boxes with 2 outlets each (48 inches up from the floor) - still enclosed in PVC tubing.

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I thought I read that garage circuits need to be on a GFCI? The one that the builder put in do not seem to be unless it's in line/upstream. Is this correct? Do I need to put a GFCI into the circuit to kill power to all outlets as they are garage outlets?

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Old 12-21-03, 03:36 PM
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Yes. All receptacles that are "accessible" have to be GFI protected. This excludes the ceiling ones.
 
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Old 12-21-03, 03:44 PM
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GFCI outlet or breaker?

I would image that it shouldn't make a difference...right?

Breaker would be faster to do....


Same thing for Basement outlets?

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Old 12-21-03, 03:49 PM
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To me it's 50-50. You have to install a breaker and a receptacle. No difference if one is a GFI.
I prefer local GFI's, not breakers. Even though GFCB's have a higher threshold for nuciance tripping. Unless the panel is in the garage it may be annoying to run to the panel anytime the breaker trips.

Only unfinished portions of he basement.
 
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Old 12-21-03, 09:15 PM
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Once you price the GFCI breaker, the GFCI receptacle will look much better to you.
 
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