GFCI on twist lock recept


Old 09-06-11, 11:33 AM
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GFCI on twist lock recept

I have a 120v boat davit that sometimes trips a gfci, due to winding leakage currents. The code calls for GFCI protected receptacles on outdoor locations with a few exceptions. Does the use of a twist lock single recept. constitute "not readily accessible"?
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Old 09-06-11, 12:30 PM
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I'm pretty sure that there is no exception for "readily accessible" when dealing with a boat house or boat lift. Pre-2005, that only applied to basements, crawls and garages. In fact I believe even hardwired boat lifts need GFCI, so there's no way to skirt it and stay code compliant.
Old 09-06-11, 01:54 PM
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The twist-lock would not remove the need for GFI protection.

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