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Refrigeration equipment and GFI #193498
04/05/10 05:16 PM
04/05/10 05:16 PM
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wewire2  Offline OP
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The owner of an assisted living complex installed a large
walk-in refrigeration unit outside. He is afraid that the required exterior GFI will trip and cause the food to spoil. Would it be OK to install a disconnect instead of the receptacle to get around the exterior GFI requirement?

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Re: Refrigeration equipment and GFI [Re: wewire2] #193499
04/05/10 05:34 PM
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I don't Belive Walk in cooler Feeds Require GFI.

Re: Refrigeration equipment and GFI [Re: Yoopersup] #193500
04/05/10 05:46 PM
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George Little  Offline
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I agree Ernie, but there's a chance that a service receptacle might be needed and if so, that would need GFCI protection. He said that it was a refrigerator so he might not need heat tapes on the doors or drain lines like he might if it were a Freezer.


George Little
Re: Refrigeration equipment and GFI [Re: George Little] #193505
04/05/10 09:32 PM
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Just out of curiousity, how 'large' a walk-in box could this unit be? 20 amp, 120 volt? Plug-in compressor and condenser?

I can't recall seeing a WI box that was cord & plug connected.



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Re: Refrigeration equipment and GFI [Re: HotLine1] #193515
04/06/10 05:54 AM
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If a thing like this is so large (and possibly never likely to be moved), why does it have to have a plug-socket arrangement on it at all?
What I am tending to think is that it could be permanently wired into it's supply source with a disconnect in an accessible position.

Re: Refrigeration equipment and GFI [Re: Trumpy] #193522
04/06/10 03:05 PM
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wewire2  Offline OP
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Yo! I'm back.
The unit is about 7'by 6' with the compressor package on the
roof. It does have a cord. Considering your great input, I think I've decided to just hardwire it and put it on a non-GFI circuit. Thanks!

Re: Refrigeration equipment and GFI [Re: wewire2] #193532
04/06/10 09:35 PM
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And I'm still curious!!


John
Re: Refrigeration equipment and GFI [Re: HotLine1] #193590
04/08/10 08:23 PM
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Is this in Placerville?


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Re: Refrigeration equipment and GFI [Re: Tesla] #193620
04/10/10 03:18 PM
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wewire2  Offline OP
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Sorry for the delay in responding.
Hotline1, I'll post a photo of the unit this week. Tesla, nope it's not located in Placerville. Should start the job
on Monday. Thanks!


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