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    GFI Breaker/ Receptacle

    So never seen this designed/shown this way. they have GFI designated on panel schedule for the breaker which is feeding receptacles. The receptacles are not shown to be GFI on the floor plan. Could it be they are only asking for a GFI breaker? Wouldn't the receptacle have to be GFI though? Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    So never seen this designed/shown this way. they have GFI designated on panel schedule for the breaker which is feeding receptacles. The receptacles are not shown to be GFI on the floor plan. Could it be they are only asking for a GFI breaker? Wouldn't the receptacle have to be GFI though? Thanks,

    You've never seen a GFI breaker protect and entire circuit of non-GFI receptacles before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    So never seen this designed/shown this way. they have GFI designated on panel schedule for the breaker which is feeding receptacles. The receptacles are not shown to be GFI on the floor plan. Could it be they are only asking for a GFI breaker? Wouldn't the receptacle have to be GFI though? Thanks,
    The answer to your question is; No, the receptacles dont need to be gfi. The gfi breaker is providing gfi protection for the receptacles on that circuit, so that can be any 120v outlet you want that fits the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdslotz View Post
    You've never seen a GFI breaker protect and entire circuit of non-GFI receptacles before?
    NO. Engineers have never shown it like that.

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    Majority of items that require GFCI protection are receptacles and are mostly all mentioned in 210.8, though there are other places where GFCI proteciton is required.

    But for the majority of 210.8 requirements, it is the receptacle outlet that requires the protection, it can be achieved by a GFCI type receptacle, the "feed thru" terminals of another GFCI receptacle, or "dead front" device, a GFCI breaker (which will incidentally protect the entire circuit) or any other GFCI device somewhere ahead of the receptacle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrlucky74 View Post
    NO. Engineers have never shown it like that.
    I've seen it a hundred times.....

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