ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 19
Recent Posts
Anyone hiring inspectors?
by HotLine1. 03/27/17 08:03 AM
Old decora style outlets
by Admin. 03/25/17 11:40 AM
ESA Arc flash course
by TheShockDoctors. 03/24/17 10:15 AM
fuse rejectors
by HotLine1. 03/24/17 07:53 AM
Another Forum Update
by Admin. 03/22/17 03:04 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
231,603 Are you busy
166,432 Re: Forum
160,704 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 58 guests, and 10 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#84569 - 04/11/03 05:55 PM 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
Edward  Offline
Member
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 308
California
I donot have a 1990 code book can somebody check to see if GFCI was a requiremnt for replacing two prong outlet.(without EGC)

Thank you
Edward


Thanks
Edward

2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides

#84570 - 04/11/03 09:30 PM Re: 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
harold endean  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,233
Boonton, NJ
Yes, as per 210-7 (d) exception in the 1990 NEC book on page 70-35.


#84571 - 04/11/03 09:32 PM Re: 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
Bill Addiss  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,875
NY, USA
Edward,

1990 NEC 210-7(d)Ex. allows a GFCI Receptacle to replace a 2 prong receptacle where a grounding means does not exist.

Bill


#84572 - 04/11/03 09:39 PM Re: 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
Bill Addiss  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,875
NY, USA
Harold,

I guess you type faster than I do!

[Linked Image]
Bill


#84573 - 04/11/03 11:46 PM Re: 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
bobp  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 70
Puyallup, WA, USA
Guys,

Don't have a 90 NEC, but I believe it does not "require" a GFCI but "allows" it.

Bob


#84574 - 04/12/03 12:52 AM Re: 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
Bill Addiss  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,875
NY, USA
Bob,

I did say "allows", but if a 3 prong receptacle is to be installed where there is no grounding means, GFCI protection is required.

[Linked Image]
Bill

[This message has been edited by Bill Addiss (edited 04-12-2003).]


#84575 - 04/12/03 08:24 PM Re: 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
bobp  Offline
Member
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 70
Puyallup, WA, USA
Bill,
You said "allow", Edward said "requirement", but you are right on the GFCI if you go to 3 prong and don't provide a ground.

How do you get that smiley in the text body?

Bob


#84576 - 04/12/03 08:38 PM Re: 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
caselec  Offline
Member
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 558
San Jose, CA
Bob,

Look here for your smilies: http://electrical-contractor.net/ubb/faq.html#smilies

Curt


Curt Swartz


Member Spotlight
Attic Rat
Attic Rat
Bergen Co.,N.J. USA
Posts: 524
Joined: December 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.014s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7899 MB (Peak: 0.9473 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-03-28 02:25:00 UTC