The Electrical Contractor Network

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

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

   
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#94897 - 08/18/05 09:04 AM GFI - water heaters
aldav53 Offline
Member
Registered: 08/22/01
Posts: 547
Loc: Chandler, AZ USA
As far as I know, a GFI ckt is not required for any type of water heater under a sink, correct?
_________________________
The Golden Rule - "The man with the gold makes the rule"
Top
2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides
#94898 - 08/18/05 10:09 AM Re: GFI - water heaters
Roger Offline
Member
Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
If we are talking residential you are correct.

Roger

[This message has been edited by Roger (edited 08-18-2005).]
Top
#94899 - 08/18/05 10:15 AM Re: GFI - water heaters
Ryan_J Offline
Moderator
Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1355
Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
Wait a minute...Under the 2002 I agree with Roger 100%. Under the 2005, however, it would be required, unless the sink is located in a kitchen, as per 210.8(A)(8).
_________________________
Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
Top
#94900 - 08/18/05 10:34 AM Re: GFI - water heaters
Roger Offline
Member
Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
Ryan, did you mean 210.8(A)(7) of 2005?
And yes, I was using 2002 in my reply

Roger
Top
#94901 - 08/18/05 02:29 PM Re: GFI - water heaters
Ryan_J Offline
Moderator
Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1355
Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
Sorry roger, thats what I get for not looking up my references!
_________________________
Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
Top
#94902 - 08/18/05 08:14 PM Re: GFI - water heaters
caselec Offline
Member
Registered: 04/14/02
Posts: 557
Loc: San Jose, CA
Ryan, why would GFCI protection be required? 210.8 only applies to 15 and 20 amp 125 volt receptacles.

Curt
_________________________
Curt Swartz
Top
#94903 - 08/19/05 03:02 AM Re: GFI - water heaters
Roger Offline
Member
Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
Hello Curt, I was assuming a cord and plug connected unit and think Ryan was as well.

Roger
Top
#94904 - 08/19/05 08:27 AM Re: GFI - water heaters
aldav53 Offline
Member
Registered: 08/22/01
Posts: 547
Loc: Chandler, AZ USA
This is at our church a commercial building. Its a 30 amp 120 volt circuit.
_________________________
The Golden Rule - "The man with the gold makes the rule"
Top
#94905 - 08/19/05 10:17 AM Re: GFI - water heaters
Ryan_J Offline
Moderator
Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1355
Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
Not required for a 30 amp circuit.
_________________________
Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
Top
#94906 - 08/19/05 05:19 PM Re: GFI - water heaters
renosteinke Offline
Cat Servant
Member
Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
At last! I found it!

Last 12/28/04, I posted a pic of this in the "Photos for Discussion" forum. The last comment was on 1/10/05.

Look for thread titled "GFCI- needed here?"
Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box

Recent Posts
Forum Styles
by Admin
Today at 02:08 AM
License exam
by TRUE POWER
Yesterday at 09:16 PM
Looking for older post
by sparkyinak
Yesterday at 12:27 AM
Members: Non-Members: Did you know?
by Admin
01/22/17 02:34 PM
Safety at heights?
by HotLine1
01/21/17 08:51 PM

Who's Online
2 registered (dougwells, Admin), 190 Guests and 12 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
New in the Gallery:
Desk-mounted "power-board"
Top Posters
gfretwell 9066
Trumpy 8560
pauluk 7693
HotLine1 6833
sparky 5545
Member Spotlight
Member Since: 11/11/05
Posts: 190

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals