According to IRC 2012, every 125-volt, single-phase, 15- or 20-ampere receptacles mounted in garages and grade-level parts of loose accessory structures used for storage or work locations shall have ground-fault circuit-interrupter defense for personnel.

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All garage receptacles, without exception, consisting of the people that are not easily accessible.

In vault years, there to be exceptions to the rule. However no longer.

http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/icod/irc/2012/icod_irc_2012_39_sec002.htm


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kwood:

Does that typical all 120 volt space fine without GFCI.:mrgreen:Thanks Ben because that posting the link.

Correct me if i’m wrong, however 120- and 125-volt space (for the services of being simple) the very same thing.

Over the years, the voltage has been incrementally raised from 110 come 120 come 125 volts in homes, due to increasing demand. Due to the fact that you can’t adjust the wires, you rise the voltage - much more push.

What’s exciting to me is the garage door openers need to be GFCI-protected.


You would be correct! i measure lock periodically.I will allow a true understand Electrician to to fill you in with the GFCI for garage doors.


“…for personnel”. Does no say anything about garage door openers. Personnel cannot access an outlets at the ceiling, uneven a ladder is in use. Gray area, IMO.


While this might be a new change to the IRC, ns don’t know or use it, it is just a mirror of the adjust in the 2008 NEC.

The NEC rule is all, including the GDO receptacles. The reset additionally needs to it is in readily obtainable so a ceiling mounted machine is no good.


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Jim_Port:

While this might be a new change come the IRC, ns don’t understand or usage it, the is simply a winter of the readjust in the NEC.

The NEC rule is all, including the GDO receptacles. The reset also needs to it is in readily obtainable so a ceiling mounted maker is no good.

I agree and also this NEC readjust (all garage rec’s) has actually been about since the 2008 code cycle.

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gfarnsworth:

“…for personnel”. Does no say anything about garage door openers. Personnel cannot access an outlets in ~ the ceiling, unless a ladder is in use. Gray area, IMO.