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Why do unfinished basements need GFCI outlets?

I was replacing outlets in the basement and noticed that unfinished basements require them to be GFCI protected. While I did do this, I can't help but wonder: WHY?? I searched for the NEC ...
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Which Kitchen outlets do NOT need GFCI?

I have the 2 circuits in the kitchen with GFCI outlets, but I'm not quite sure which other ones do NOT need GFCI. Other circuits in the kitchen include Microwave, Fridge, and Dishwasher. It makes ...
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Outlet w/3 neutrals, 3 hots, 1 ground?

I've been replacing outlets in a bedroom in the house I just bought. The outlet near the floor, near the light switch in this bedroom has 3 hots, 3 neutrals, and 1 ground run to it. It's an older ...
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What rooms or loads require AFCI protection?

Do I need AFCI for dedicated circuits like sump pumps, furnaces, microwave, refrigerator etc.
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Refrigerator trips new AFCI/GFCI circuit breakers

Remodeled kitchen and electrician had to install new AFCI/GFCI Seimens circuit breakers to comply with code. Now my 8 yr old Samsung 24 cu ft refrigerator trips the c/b every 12 minutes to as long as ...
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20 amp circuit and GFCI outlets everywhere

Except for money saving is there any reason why you would not put 20 amp wiring and 20 amp GFCI receptacle (=1 per circuit) everywhere?
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Steps to finding out what part of my fridge is tripping its GFCI outlet?

My Kenmore fridge kept tripping the circuit breaker in the GPCI once every 10 hours or so. I have had the fridge for almost 9 years now, and the problem started a month ago. What I tried so far is ...
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Help with installing 2 breakers

I need to install two breakers into my panel. My buddy already ran the two wires into the panel, but has kind of left me hanging. I've attached a picture of my panel and was going to copy what the ...
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When NOT to use GFI outlets

Recently renovated a kitchen, including adding 2 GFI outlets: one by the sink and one on the opposite wall near stove. City inspector ordered that the one by the sink be removed. What reason would ...
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Are these books still up to code?

Hi I reference these books a lot since and for probably way too long. Are they still up to code B&d guide to home wiring - copyright 2005 Tauton’s by Rex cauldwell - copyright 2002