Code Hunter — GFCI, 2020 NEC

Code Hunter
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To play this game, you need a sharp eye, a quick mind, and a 2020 National Electrical Code book.

(Fill-in-the-blank questions are looking for the exact words) used in the NEC). The 2020 NEC can be accessed for free at

1. In dwelling units, 250-volt receptacles are never required to be protected by a ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI).
2. A 40-ampere outdoor air conditioning unit for a dwelling unit requires GFCI protection.
3. A motor control center in an equipment room requires a GFCI-protected 125-volt, single-phase, 15- or 20-ampere-rated receptacle outlet within 25 feet.
4. In dwelling units, a receptacle located in a hallway and also within 6’ of a sink located in a bathroom is required to be GFCI-protected.
5. Commercial laundry facilities do not require GFCI protection for clothes dryers.
6. GFCI protection is required for all receptacles in a bedroom in a dwelling unit basement.
7. Permanently wired dishwashers do not require GFCI protection.
8. Sump pumps are required to be GCFI-protected.
9. Bottle filling stations in airports require GFCI protection.
10. Receptacles in compartments accessible from the outside of relocatable structures are required to be GFCI-protected.

Bonus Question

Do permanently wired pool control motors require GFCI protection?



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