GFCI application History

Originally Posted By: gbeaumont
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Hi to all

In case you missed it here is a link to Mike Holts Electrical site, where you can find a table of GFCI reqiurement history.

This is in a nice pdf format so be able to print out as a resourse, and was put together in this format by Jerry Peck a home inspector in Florida.

Gerry Beaumont
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Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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From Doug Hansen’s (Code Check co-author) postings comes another one that I think is easier to read.

FYI: The following dates indicate when nationally accepted minimum safety standards required GFCI protection. The local minimum safety standards may have adopted this protection at an earlier or later date.

1971 Receptacles within 15 feet of pool walls
1971 All equipment used with storable swimming pools
1973 All outdoor receptacles
1974 Construction Sites
1975 Bathrooms, 120-volt pool lights, and fountain equipment
1978 Garages, spas, and hydromassage tubs
1978 Outdoor receptacles above 6ft.6in. grade access exempted
1984 Replacement of non-grounding receptacles with no grounding conductor allowed
1984 Pool cover motors
1984 Distance of GFCI protection extended to 20 feet from pool walls
1987 Unfinished basements
1987 Kitchen countertop receptacles within 6 feet of sink
1987 Boathouses
1990 Crawlspaces (with exception for sump pumps or other dedicated equip.)
1993 Wet bar countertops within 6 feet of sink
1993 Any receptacle replaced in an area presently requiring GFCI
1996 All kitchen counters ? not just those within 6 feet of sink
1996 All exterior receptacles except dedicated de-icing tape receptacle
1996 Unfinished accessory buildings at or below grade
1999 Exemption for dedicated equipment in crawlspace removed

Erby Crofutt
B4U Close Home Inspections
Georgetown, Kentucky

Originally Posted By: Dennis Bozek
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Now there you go Gerry…a perfect examply why sparkies do not make good HI’s! All I know is that a GFCI should be installled here or there…lol…and in my field I could care less when that code came into effect. I guess as a HI I gotta know stuff like that…lordy this stuff is gonna be harder than I first anticipated. Seems my memory isn’t as sharp as it was umm 20 years ago. I’m lucky enough to know what day it is anymore without having to remember when GFCI’s were required lol. icon_lol.gif

A wanna be HI!!

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