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#1 posted 05-23-2011 03:30 AM

I believe GFCI is required on all kitchen counters, in bathrooms, in garages, outdoors and around pools and spas. The dedicated appliance usually refers to a freezer or refrigerator in a garage or a sump pump in a basement. Now does the inspector use some common sense? To be seen. If your receptacles are daisy chained then you can put in a GFCI receptacle at the begining and the downstream receptacles are protected as stated above. If they are not then consider the circuit breaker GFCI route. I have all my 110V in my shop on GFCI receptacles and they daisy chain. Every third receptacle is a new GFCI. I have receptacles every 6 feet around the walls. I have had no problems with them. Anyone that would spend extra money to get a saw with a riving knife should spend a little extra to get GFCI protection. I am not slamming riving knives guys, I am just saying this is a safety issue.


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