Originally Posted By: jmyers
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The code states, " All 125 volt, single phase, 15 and 20 amp receptacles installed in the locations specified in 1 - 8 shall have ground fault circuit interrupter protection for personal". 210.8
It does not state that all the receptacles have to be of the GFCI type, just GFCI protected. They could very well be protected by a GFCI type breaker and that is perfectly acceptable according to the codes.
The codes of course are minimum standards and they are not doing anything but adding expense to the installation by requiring all the receptacles to be of the GFCI type. I believe you have a AHJ that does not understand what they are talking about and sincerely believe they are adding safety to the home when in fact they are doing nothing more than adding cost to the home. Maybe they will listen if you can explain like above in a non-argumentative manner.