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#84569 - 04/11/03 05:55 PM 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
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I donot have a 1990 code book can somebody check to see if GFCI was a requiremnt for replacing two prong outlet.(without EGC)

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#84570 - 04/11/03 09:30 PM Re: 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
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Yes, as per 210-7 (d) exception in the 1990 NEC book on page 70-35.


#84571 - 04/11/03 09:32 PM Re: 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
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Edward,

1990 NEC 210-7(d)Ex. allows a GFCI Receptacle to replace a 2 prong receptacle where a grounding means does not exist.

Bill


#84572 - 04/11/03 09:39 PM Re: 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
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Harold,

I guess you type faster than I do!

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#84573 - 04/11/03 11:46 PM Re: 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
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Guys,

Don't have a 90 NEC, but I believe it does not "require" a GFCI but "allows" it.

Bob


#84574 - 04/12/03 12:52 AM Re: 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
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Bob,

I did say "allows", but if a 3 prong receptacle is to be installed where there is no grounding means, GFCI protection is required.

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#84575 - 04/12/03 08:24 PM Re: 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
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Bill,
You said "allow", Edward said "requirement", but you are right on the GFCI if you go to 3 prong and don't provide a ground.

How do you get that smiley in the text body?

Bob


#84576 - 04/12/03 08:38 PM Re: 2 prong receptacle to 3 prong redeptacle/GFCI  
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