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gfi near lake? #52866
06/09/05 10:08 PM
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bot540  Offline OP
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Is there a code that prohibits a gfi with in a certain distance from a lake? I'm asumming it's 10 feet like a pool.


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Re: gfi near lake? #52867
06/09/05 11:15 PM
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Nope, you can have a receptacle on a pier over the lake. Same with salt water.


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Re: gfi near lake? #52868
06/10/05 01:29 PM
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If the installation is near a body of water as stated check article 555 to determine elevations from the water datum plane if applicable 555.19 ect.

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Re: gfi near lake? #52869
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note 555.1 says "Private, noncommercial docking facilities constructed or occupied for the use of the owner or residents of the associated single-family dwelling are not covered by this article."

You should still be aware of the artice though so you can make good "design" decisions.


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Re: gfi near lake? #52870
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See 682.15 in the 2005 NEC


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