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#94897 - 08/18/05 09:04 AM GFI - water heaters
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As far as I know, a GFI ckt is not required for any type of water heater under a sink, correct?
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#94898 - 08/18/05 10:09 AM Re: GFI - water heaters
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If we are talking residential you are correct.

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[This message has been edited by Roger (edited 08-18-2005).]

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#94899 - 08/18/05 10:15 AM Re: GFI - water heaters
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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).
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#94900 - 08/18/05 10:34 AM Re: GFI - water heaters
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Ryan, did you mean 210.8(A)(7) of 2005?
And yes, I was using 2002 in my reply

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#94901 - 08/18/05 02:29 PM Re: GFI - water heaters
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Sorry roger, thats what I get for not looking up my references!
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#94902 - 08/18/05 08:14 PM Re: GFI - water heaters
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Ryan, why would GFCI protection be required? 210.8 only applies to 15 and 20 amp 125 volt receptacles.

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#94903 - 08/19/05 03:02 AM Re: GFI - water heaters
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Hello Curt, I was assuming a cord and plug connected unit and think Ryan was as well.

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#94904 - 08/19/05 08:27 AM Re: GFI - water heaters
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This is at our church a commercial building. Its a 30 amp 120 volt circuit.
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#94905 - 08/19/05 10:17 AM Re: GFI - water heaters
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Not required for a 30 amp circuit.
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#94906 - 08/19/05 05:19 PM Re: GFI - water heaters
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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?"

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