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Old 03-17-14, 04:17 PM
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GFCI needed

Can anyone tell me if a GFCI is needed in this pict
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Old 03-17-14, 04:36 PM
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GFI protection is only required within 6' of a laundry tub. You do not need it unless there is also a tub in the room outside of your picture.
 
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There is not a tub was just curious about the hookups to the washer so close to it. I do appreciate our help
 
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Old 03-17-14, 07:04 PM
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Can anyone tell me if a GFCI is needed in this pict
If the laundry unit is in an unfinished basement it would need to be a GFCI receptacle. Is the picture in an unfinished basement?
 
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Old 03-17-14, 07:17 PM
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Good point Joe. I saw the drywall and didn't think about the rest of the basement.
 
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Its not in an unfinished basement its a very small finished laundry room
 
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Old 03-18-14, 05:07 AM
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I believe I read somewhere that the 2014 NEC is going to require GFCI protection on all washer receptacles, but I have no reference for that. For most of us, what we now have would be grandfathered except some local jurisdictions may require it right away.
 
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Sorry for the partial hijack, but why would "finished vs. unfinished" basement make a difference in whether or not a GFCI is required?
(I'm not challenging the idea, just looking for the reasoning in the code, so I can learn!!)
 
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Old 03-18-14, 11:06 AM
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GFI protection is required by the electrical code for unfinished basements. If the basement is finished it is not required.
 
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As a clarification, a "finished" basement has some kind of floor covering over the concrete, an "unfinished" basement has just the concrete (or dirt) floor.
 
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Old 03-19-14, 06:04 AM
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As a clarification, a "finished" basement has some kind of floor covering over the concrete, an "unfinished" basement has just the concrete (or dirt) floor.
So an insulated basement with Gyprock walls tops to bottom, but a painted concrete floor is considered unfinished for NEC wiring purposes?
 
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So an insulated basement with Gyprock walls tops to bottom, but a painted concrete floor is considered unfinished for NEC wiring purposes?
That does make a little more sense, since being on concrete is more likely to hurt you than being on carpet in case of a horrible shock, whereas having drywall up never struck me as a reason to have GFCI. I'd never even considered it that way until you asked the questions, Kiton.

Doesn't meet the common popular understanding of "finished", though.
 
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