GFCI outlets in garage?


Old 05-12-05, 06:31 PM
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GFCI outlets in garage?

I have one 120v GFCI outlet on my garage wall and two 120v regular outlets in the ceiling (for my garage openers). I am looking to put in two 220v outlets in my garage for power tools. Do they have to be GFCI?

I am planning to plug in a stationary 3 hp table saw and a 2 hp dust collector. I read somewhat that large motors tend to cause the GFCI to trip and that frequent trips will damage the GFCI prematurely.

IF GFCIs are required, what can I do to prevent the above problem?
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Old 05-12-05, 06:51 PM
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The code states that a 125V 15A or 20A receptacle is required to be installed in a garage and requires GFCI protection.

220V does not need GFCI.
Old 05-12-05, 06:58 PM
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That is correct. GFCI only applies to 120V Nominal recepts that are located in the garage. You do not need to worry about it with the equipment you are refering to.

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