Moved into a new home about 6 months ago which had been gut rehabbed.
Our mechanical room has 2 pits, one for the sump pump and another for the ejector pump.
I was planning on installing a battery backup system to our sump pump when I made a few surprising discoveries.
neither the ejector pump or the sump pump were on GFCI receptacles.
while the sump pump and the ejector pump receptacles are on different circuit breakers, the ejector pump is using a single dedicated receptacle, while the sump is on a dual receptacle, sharing with our alarm system.
my impulse was to switch each receptacle to a dual receptacle GFCI outlet, but I became skittish after seeing the single dedicated outlet for the ejector pump.
from what I understand, GFCI receptacles should be standard for this room since, by definition, we're talking about water with risk of flooding and shock.
is there a particular reason the ejector has it's own dedicated outlet?
if not, can a single dedicated receptacle be easily converted to a dual GFCI?
if so, can the ejector pump and battery backup be on same dual GFCI outlet as I now have planned (with the sump remaining on it's own dual GFCI with the alarm, on a separate breaker)?
While I've never installed a GFCI plate before, I'm comfortable with very basic electrical and it seems pretty straightforward. however, I don't want to get in over my head or be unaware of some important point about the single receptacle, and then be faced with flooding, sewage, electrical shock... and worse, angry wife.