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Monday, March 4, 2019


Apparently not everyone received last Thursdays CQD (February 28, 2019) therefore the answer to Wednesday's Question was not shared so we are re-publishing it today.

Re: CQD answer published Thursday, February 14, 2019 - GFCI Location

With regards to your answer on Feb 13th, how would this be different than having a receptacle in the ceiling for garage door openers? Would exception 2 to 404.8(a) apply?

Bryan Berg



Hey Bryan thanks for your follow up question. Receptacles are not required to be readily accessible, GFCI's are. The original question stated that it was a GFCI type receptacle. Section 404.8(a) Exception No 2 is for switches and circuit breakers, not GFCI's. Don't forget you typically need to test GFCI's monthly based on the manufacturer's instructions as stated in 110.3(B).

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