Code Q&A: GFCI Protection Requirements in a Dwelling Unit Garage

NEC guidelines for GFCI protection in a dwelling unit garage for a dedicated receptacle for a fixed appliance

Q. Is GFCI protection required in a dwelling unit garage for a dedicated receptacle for a fixed appliance like a freezer or in the ceiling for a garage door opener?

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A. GFCI protection is required for all 15A and 20A, 125V receptacles in garages, and in grade-level portions of accessory buildings used for storage or work areas of a dwelling unit [210.8(A)(2)], as shown in Fig. 1.

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