Gas fired pool heater +GFCI

Location
northern illinois
Occupation
supervising electrician
I cant find a definitive answer to this in ART. 680.

Client has an above ground pool (I did all the electrical to it, and it was inspected). The pump is on a twistlock recept and GFCI. Heateris connected with a cord and plug to the same GFCI. The heater has begun tripping the GFCI All the heater has is a draft inducer, pilotless ignition and gas valve, so no electrical parts in direct water contact.

Here is my question does the heater need to be GFCI protected if it is NOT cord and plug connected? I cant find an answer in the NEC

Any thoughts?????


Howard
 

brantmacga

Señor Member
Location
Georgia
Occupation
Electrical Monke
680.28 Gas-Fired Water Heater. Circuits serving gas-fired swim- ming pool and spa water heaters operating at voltages above the low-voltage contact limit shall be provided with ground- fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel.


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SSDriver

Senior Member
Location
California
Occupation
Electrician
Well if they do then I hope they all the kinks out of it because right now they are having issues with gfci and some ac units especially the mini splits
That would be the logical way to do it. The CMP will likely just keep expanding the code with almost no consideration and let us deal with it.
 
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