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    The NEC states that GFCI protection is required in unfinished areas of a basement. I was wondering if this would include a family room that has an epoxy coating on a bare concrete floor. Has anyone else encountered this situation?

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    Originally posted by Jimbo817 View Post
    The NEC states that GFCI protection is required in unfinished areas of a basement. I was wondering if this would include a family room that has an epoxy coating on a bare concrete floor. Has anyone else encountered this situation?

    If it is a family room then I suspect it is finished. The finish on the wall does not decide whether the room is finished or not

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      #3
      Originally posted by Jimbo817 View Post
      The NEC states that GFCI protection is required in unfinished areas of a basement. I was wondering if this would include a family room that has an epoxy coating on a bare concrete floor. Has anyone else encountered this situation?
      Your answer is in 210.8.A.5 (of the 2014 code)
      (5) Unfinished basements - for purposes of this section,
      unfinished basements are defined as portions or areas
      of the basement not intended as habitable rooms and
      limited to storage areas, work areas, and the like
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      I'm in California, ergo I am still stuck on the 2014 NEC... We'll get around to the 2017 code in around 2021.

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        As of the current code, any room that is finished to a habitable state in an otherwise unfinished basement, would not require GFCI protection even with a concrete floor. As I understand it, the 2020 (or maybe later) code would require all basements to have GFCI protection.
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