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Do floor receptacle outlets need to be GFCI?
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
There is no code requirement for all floor receptacles to be GFCI-protected. But when they are in a location requiring GFCI, such as a bathroom, then it is necessary. For a full list of all places code-required for GFCI, see our blog post Where are GFCI receptacle outlets required?
Although it might seem logical that a floor receptacle in the kitchen must be GFCI-protected, only countertop receptacles must have GFCI in a kitchen. Also we suggest reading Do floor receptacle outlets count for code spacing requirements? and When were GFCI receptacle outlets first required?
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