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#189275 - 09/28/09 06:51 PM GFCI-680.22(B) FlA?
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http://www.nema.org/stds/fieldreps/codealerts/20090928fl.cfm

Does this mean that 1 & 2 family dwellings don't need GFCI protection on their pools?


Section 2705 Equipotential Bonding GFCI Protection



2705.1 NFPA 70 - 08: National Electric Code, Article 680 (Swimming Pools, Fountains, and Similar Installation), Section 680.22(B), GFCI Protection, is amended to read as follows:



(B) GFCI Protection. Outlets supplying pool pump motors from branch circuits with short-circuit and ground-fault protection rated 15 or 20 amperes, 125 volt or 240 volt, single phase, whether by receptacle or direct connection, shall be provided with ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel.



Exception: One-and two-family dwellings.

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#189276 - 09/28/09 07:27 PM Re: GFCI-680.22(B) FlA? [Re: leland]
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Talk about 'doublespeak'!

Greg....what say you??
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#189277 - 09/28/09 07:33 PM Re: GFCI-680.22(B) FlA? [Re: HotLine1]
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Glad it aint just me. I had that "puppy want a treat" look on my face when I read it.

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#189280 - 09/28/09 09:22 PM Re: GFCI-680.22(B) FlA? [Re: leland]
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Florida exempted hard wired pool pumps in 1 & 2 family, at least that is what the intent was. It does look like the wording they came up with completely removed the GFCI requirement for hardwired and 240v pumps. 120v 15-20a Receptacles "outdoors" will still need GFCI protection.
I suppose an indoor pool wouldn't need any GFCIs
There are plenty of inspectors who disagreed with this change.
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