I'm not an electrician, but have read 'home wiring with the NEC.' to educate myself as a homeowner. I always want to know the right way to do things, if not to do it myself, then at least to know when someone else has done it right (or not).
My brother moved into a brand new house a couple years ago, and when I went to visit, I saw that there were no GFCI receptacles in either the kitchen or the bathrooms. I went to the breaker panel, and there were no GFCI breakers either.
I urged my brother to get some installed, but he resisted. He assumed that since the house was new, it must be to the latest code. He didn't want to listen to me.
I know that here in Dallas, TX, the code is enforced by the city. His house is in an unincorporated (non-city) area of Orange County, California. Is it possible that they wouldn't require GFCI because of the lack of a regulating body?
Anyone heard of such a thing?