GFCI Outlet on a GFCI Breaker

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Old 10-09-05, 09:18 AM
Randygk
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GFCI Outlet on a GFCI Breaker

When replacing a 10 yr old outdoor subpanel ( with a larger one ) I found the installer ( not an electrician) had put in a 20 amp GFCI breaker feeding a GFCI outlet for an above ground pool pump. Is this a code violation or just a waste of money?
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Old 10-09-05, 09:53 AM
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It is not a code violation to have a GFCI breaker protecting a GFCI receptacle.

Now understand that the receptacle itself may be a code violation. In most pool setups, the pump plug and receptacle must be a twist lock type. I'm not aware of GFCI receptacles that fit this criteria.
 
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