NEC restriction on an outlet near a water source???


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Old 04-28-21, 12:45 PM
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Exclamation NEC restriction on an outlet near a water source???

In my basement project, I want to place 120V and 24V receptacles in a spot that is also near [about 12"] from a water tap. It's where I need them.

The 120V circuit will be on a GFCI which fits the 6 foot rule. No easy way to do that for the 240V w/a GFCI receptacle that I know of. Is a GFCI circuit breaker doable to meet code? Is there another way and/or cheaper way?

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Old 04-28-21, 01:52 PM
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Hi, a 2 pole GFCI breaker would be fine.
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Old 04-28-21, 06:23 PM
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Depending on your location, and what code cycle you are on, GFCI protection may not be required for a 240-volt receptacle. That requirement was added in the 2020 version of the NEC.
 
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Thanks guys!

Interesting point about the code cycle. When I submit the permit I'll ask.
 
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I'd do the GFI breaker anyway, even if not required. Staying alive is worth a few bucks, ya know.
 
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I believe if the basement area is unfinished(basically bare concrete floor) NEC requires GFCI protection for receptacles.
 
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Old 04-30-21, 04:15 PM
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2020 NEC requires all receptacles located in a basement to be GFCI protected regardless if it is finished or not.
 
 

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