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Old 02-27-2015, 11:13 AM   #1
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Is it code that you must install gfi receptacle or gfi circuit breaker for a sump pump in a commercial building this gfi tripped and a second gfi also tripped when a flood in the basement happen the branch circuit is clear of any fault
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:16 AM   #2
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depends on the location of the outlet the code states where they are required 210 8 b has list there are about 7 or 8 requirements there for where receptacles are to be protected
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depends on the location of the outlet the code states where they are required 210 8 b has list there are about 7 or 8 requirements there for where receptacles are to be protected
I see what you did there.
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Pump has a ground fault, a correctly running pump will not trip a GFCI. Unlike AFCIs, GFCIs will trip when something is actually wrong.
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Is it code that you must install gfi receptacle or gfi circuit breaker for a sump pump in a commercial building this gfi tripped and a second gfi also tripped when a flood in the basement happen the branch circuit is clear of any fault
any input will be helpful
Sal, when starting a thread please do not use "electrician" as the thread title, that is known in forums as a "teaser title" as it does not give any information as to what the thread topic is about.

For this thread, a proper title would be something like "Sump pump GFCI issue".

You will get more responses with a proper title. (I am editing this thread title. )
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I agree with meadow on bot points. something wrong with motor and AFCIs are not much use.
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